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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 15, 2009
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Animal: African Elephant
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Brookfield Zoo

Category: Animal Death
Species: Elephant

Summary: Affie, a female African elephant about to turn 40, died after her keepers at the Brookfield Zoo found her lying on her side, unable to stand. Affie's death was still undiagnosed but a necropsy was scheduled to be performed.

Source: www.chicagotribune.com

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