Twycross Zoo mourns death of young elephant


The first Asian elephant to be conceived via artificial insemination in the UK has died of a heart condition.

The Asian bull elephant, named Ganesh Vijay, was raised at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire by his mother Noorjahan.

Ganesh Vijay has suffered from epileptic fits from birth, and required intensive nursing for the first five weeks of his life.

Last week vets from around the country with specialist experience battled to keep the 20-month-old elephant alive, however he died on 13 April, as Geoff Maskell reports.

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