Elephant stillborn at Six Flags Marine World

Posted Friday, March 28, 2003 3:30 AM | Contributed by supermandl

An African elephant at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo has delivered a stillborn baby, the third pachyderm to die at the 140-acre theme park since October. Misha, who had been artificially inseminated, delivered a dead calf early Friday after a 22-month gestation period.

Read more from The Contra Costa Times.

Friday, March 28, 2003 4:39 AM
Not that it minimizes the loss of these animals, but two of the three elephants that died there were calves. Both were stillborn, one died before delivery and this one died during delivery. As the park spokesman said ,""First births are problematic for all animals, including humans."

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Friday, March 28, 2003 10:22 AM
As far as I can tell, elephants have an extremely difficult time of it. The Toledo Zoo had a calf that didn't make it just a few months back. The other elephant is expecting in the next few (several?) months. We're hoping to have a baby elephant soon...

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