News

Australia Zoo farewells the country's oldest elephant

Siam the Asian elephant has died at Australia Zoo. She is pictured here (left) with Daily photographer, Brett Wortman and Sabu (right)
Siam the Asian elephant has died at Australia Zoo. She is pictured here (left) with Daily photographer, Brett Wortman and Sabu (right) Brett Wortman

THE Australia Zoo crew is mourning the loss of Siam, the Asian elephant.

At almost 60 years of age, Siam was the oldest elephant in Australia.

She had spent the past decade in retirement at Australia Zoo alongside Bimbo and Sabu.

On Monday night, Siam was grazing in acreage at the back of the zoo with Bimbo and Sabu as she does every evening.

Siam passed away suddenly that evening from kidney failure and was found in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

Due to Siam's age, Australia Zoo had been monitoring her health, but there was no indication of any kidney problem.

Topics:  animals, australia zoo, editors picks, sunshine coast, tourism




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Workmates credited with saving man from certain death

THANK YOU: Bruce O'Grady in the centre with (clockwise from left) Trent Court, Chris Aiken, Dale Ward and Scott Blackwell.

BRUCE O’Grady does not remember the morning of January 25, 2016.

Multi-million dollar upgrade for Redbank Plains Rd

Cr Sheila Ireland, Cr Kerry Silver and Cr Cheryl Bromage at the new intersection upgrade of Redbank Plains Road and Cedar Rd.

Cheryl Bromage delivers big infrastructure project for city

Victim's life changed forever after horror crash

Samantha Green has been confined to a wheelchair since a car crash in January, 2015. Here she is outside Ipswich Courthouse with her mother Margaret Stroud.

She endured a nine kilometre ride of terror

Latest deals and offers

Man thanks colleagues for saving his life after forklift incident

Bruce O'Grady returned to his Wulkuraka workplace on Thursday to thank his workmates that saved his life after a workplace accident in January. (clockwise from left) Trent Court, Chris Aiken, Dale Ward and Scott Blackwell.

Ipswich paramedics have praised the workplace health and safety focus of a local...

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances