Rosamond Gifford Zoo Responds to Community Concerns After Loss of Two Elephant Calves to EEHV
Along with hundreds of expressions of sympathy on the recent loss of our two elephant calves from Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV), the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is also receiving many questions about our six remaining adult elephants and the future of our Asian elephant program.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Loses Second Elephant Calf to EEHV
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo has lost its second elephant calf to a lethal strain of herpes that targets Asian elephants. Batu, age 5, succumbed to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV) early Friday morning, said Rosamond Gifford Zoo Director Ted Fox.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Mourns Loss of Elephant Calf to Herpes Virus
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is mourning the sudden death of its youngest elephant calf, Ajay, on Tuesday from EEHV, a lethal strain of herpes that targets Asian elephants.