Posted In Animals | 10th July 2024

Asha, Asian elephant, tests positive for EEHV

Asha, our 17-year-old Asian elephant and mother of Zinda, has tested positive for EEHV (Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus).

Asha’s age may be an advantage in this situation. Being older, her body has had more time to develop antibodies to fight the infection, potentially giving her a greater chance of survival.

Our dedicated veterinary team is working tirelessly to provide Asha with the best possible care, and we are closely monitoring her condition. EEHV is a serious and unpredictable illness, but with early detection and the right treatment, we are hopeful for a positive outcome.

Currently, the other elephants in our herd are not showing signs of EEHV, but we are closely monitoring their health.

We want to thank the public for all of the messages of support we have been receiving during this challenging time. They have been a great source of strength to the Zoo team as they work round the clock to protect the herd.