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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 01, 2007
Location: Springfield, Missouri

Animal: Elephant
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Dickerson Park Zoo

Category: Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Elephant

Summary: A 16-month old elephant, Nisha, died early in the morning at the Dickerson Park Zoo, from the herpes virus — elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV). She first showed signs of illness two days prior, and was given anti-viral medication in an attempt to combat the virus.

Source: www.kspr.com

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