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Third elephant dies of herpes virus at Zurich Zoo

Third elephant dies of herpes virus at Zurich Zoo

Zurich Zoo Lost Third Elephant: Five-year-old elephant Guy Ruvani died of herpes virus on Saturday morning, the zoo announced.

Another elephant died of ringworm at the Zurich Zoo. This time the elephant collided with the cow Ruvani († 5), the zoo announced. This is the third elephant that the zoo has lost to the virus in a short period of time.

The zoo said in a statement that a five-year-old female elephant died on Saturday morning as a result of a disease caused by elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV). Ruvani was the third and last elephant to be critically endangered by the herpes virus.

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