Another elephant has died at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Mike, a 2-year-old Asian elephant, passed away at the circus's Center for Elephant Conservation on Monday, according to a press release from parent company Feld Entertainment. He was the youngest calf at the facility. The cause appears to be elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), Ringling Bros. said.
"Mike only began to show the slightest of symptoms on Saturday and was eating and drinking well as late as Sunday afternoon, but the illness progressed very rapidly," Dr. Ashley Settles, director of veterinary care, said in a statement. "As soon as symptoms began we started treating him but by Monday morning there was nothing more anyone could do to prevent his passing."