elephant dies at Chester Zoo
Unfortunately, despite the very best efforts of all the teams involved in her care, Bala very sadly died on Monday night.
The exact cause of her death will be determined by a post-mortem examination but staff at the zoo confirmed that Bala tested positive for an illness called elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). This affects both wild and captive elephants.
Bala, daughter of Sithami Hi Way, was a much loved member of the herd and was known amongst keepers and visitors for her playful charisma and will be greatly missed by many. Click Me