30 August 2019

Latest update about Anjan

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Tuesday 3 September

The indoor elephant habitat is now open as usual, following the brief periods of closure last weekend.

After vets spotted a small anomaly in one-year-old Anjan Hi Way’s regular EEHV health screenings last week, the zoo’s specialist team have been closely monitoring the calf.

Keepers and veterinary teams had initially been giving Anjan immune boosting drugs, just as a precautionary measure, and will continue to monitor him as usual.

Anjan continues to appear completely fit and well, and is spending time playing with half sister Indali, who survived the EEHV virus earlier this year.

Friday 30 August

Our team have spotted a small anomaly in one of the calf’s regular EEHV health screenings.

One-year-old calf Anjan Hi Way appears completely fit and well, and is interacting playfully with the rest of the herd, as normal.

Keepers and veterinary teams are giving Anjan immune boosting drugs, just as a precautionary measure.

The elephant house will be closed for small periods throughout the weekend to give Anjan and the herd some quiet time while the team give him his treatment.

We apologise for any inconvenience while the house is closed. At all other times, the herd will be outside in their habitat as usual.

 

For more information about elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) and our work to find a vaccine for Asian elephants globally, please visit our website.

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