Ruwani becomes third elephant to die from herpes virus at Zurich Zoo

Two-day-old male baby elephant Umesh walks between its thirty-four-year-old mother Indi and and sister Omysha in the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterZURICH, July 23 (Reuters) – Another elephant has died at Zurich Zoo from the herpes virus, the park said on Saturday, the third to die there from the condition since the end of June.Ruwani, a five-year-old elephant cow, died on Saturday morning after succumbing to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a condition carried latently by nearly all elephants.Her death follows …
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