Rubi at Okinawa Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Rubi at Okinawa Zoo

† Rubi
Alternative name:Ruby
ID Number:JAZA Number: ? - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Dead date: 2017-01-22,
Death reason: : herpes virus?
Location:Okinawa Zoo
ArrivedOkinawa Zoo 2015-03-04
Born:2015-03-04 captive-born in
Okinawa Zoo
Document updated2018-03-03: new & dead
2015: Rubi was born March 4, 2015. Her name was sought from 6,138 publicly offerred names by choosing the most popular one with the Chinese character of ??. The pronunciation was chosen by her mother Ruka who drew the lot.

2017-01-23: A female Indian elephant named Rubi raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa died on January 22. She lived for two years and ten months. Her appetite and health condition had declined a few days before her passing. The Okinawa Zoo & Museum will hold a press conference on January 23 to explain the cause of her death. Rubi was the first elephant born in Okinawa, and many visitors loved her.

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