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Second young elephant dies at Syracuse zoo. Batu, 5, died 3 days after brother Ajay

A zoo employee reaches out to Baby Batu during the Asian Elephant Extravaganza at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse on August 22, 2015. Batu, a 5-year-old elephant, tested positive Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus — the virus responsible for half of the deaths of calves who die in zoos. His baby brother, Ajay, died of the virus on Tuesday. Batu died days later.
A zoo employee reaches out to Baby Batu during the Asian Elephant Extravaganza at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse on August 22, 2015. Batu, a 5-year-old elephant, tested positive Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus — the virus responsible for half of the deaths of calves who die in zoos. His baby brother, Ajay, died of the virus on Tuesday. Batu died days later.


2020-12-11 - Syracuse, United States
Batu, a five-year-old elephant at Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo, died today, Batu, pronounced BAA-two, was 5 years old. His younger brother, baby Ajay, died on Tuesday — about a month before his second birthday. Both young elephants died of elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus, the biggest killer of young Asian elephants.



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