Lunkentuss (Rani) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Lunkentuss (Rani) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)

Old postcard, unknown photographer.
† Lunkentuss (Rani)
ID Number:EEP Number: 2304 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Dead date: 1941-02-18
Death reason: euthanised: shot after eating glass
Location:Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
ArrivedStockholm Zoo (Skansen) 1931-06-07
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1929-00-00
Born:1928 wild
Document updated2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival
2010-01-11: picture of cranium
2012-06-15: eep records
Records about Lunkentuss (Rani) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Lunkentuss (Rani):

2304 F ~ 1923 UNK UNK HAMBURG ~ 1929 NONE Transfer LUNKENTUSS
STOCKHOLM 7 Jun 1930 941519 Transfer
18 Feb 1941 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Lunkentuss came to Skansen in Stockholm 1931, imported from Hagenbecks. Her name in Germany was Rani, which was used as unofficial name for her at Skansen also.

Lunkentuss Bambina

Lunkentuss behind the younger elephant Bambina, with zookeeper Tore Glemmefors.

She was very populair, since she gave rides to thousands of children, but accidently snapped and ate a bag from a Zoo visitor which was full with glass. Due to her stomach problems, she had to be eutanized, and she was shot with a rifle specially imported for that mission.

Lunkentuss cranium at History Natural Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

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