Jamilah, who was born in January 2011, was taken ill yesterday morning and was being treated by the veterinary team.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved in her care, Jamilah died during the night.
The cause of Jamilah’s death will be determined at post-mortem. Jamilah, daughter of Thi Hi Way, was a much loved member of the herd and will be greatly missed by many.
It is expected that the elephant house will open a little later than usual today.