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)|
|Arrived||Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) 1931-06-07|
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1929-00-00
|Document updated||2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival|
2010-01-11: picture of cranium
2012-06-15: eep records
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 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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