Captive animal deaths 2024

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List of animals that are known to have died in captivity in 2024

This is a list of animals that have died in captivity in 2024. Many more animal deaths occur in captivity far exceeding the number of reported cases. Typically, only the death of elderly animals or well known animals gains attention leaving the majority of deaths unreported. Numerous animals are euthanized at a young age due to being deemed surplus or excess to the zoo's needs.

Name Species Date of death Location of death Country Reported cause of death Reported age at death
Tsuni Elephant Feb 16 Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium USA Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 2 [1]
Savannah Asian elephant Jan 30 El Paso Zoo USA Euthanized 71 [2]
Moyo Eastern black rhino Jan 26 Birmingham Zoo USA Euthanized after dental surgery 6 [3]
Molly Bottlenose dolphin Jan 4 Ocean Park Hong Kong 40 [4]
Shaunzi Asian elephant Jan Los Angeles Zoo USA [5]
Hachibe Whale shark Jan 9 Notojima Aquarium Japan died one day after the next after equipment failures (due to earth quake) led to their water tank environment to deteriorate [6]
Haku Whale shark Jan 10 Notojima Aquarium Japan died one day after the next after equipment failures (due to earth quake) led to their water tank environment to deteriorate [6]
Moyo Eastern black rhinoceros Jan 30 Alabama zoo USA Euthanized 6 [7]

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