Ö at Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)

† Ö
ID Number:EEP Number: 2404 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown years old
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
ArrivedFirma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe) 1934-07-16
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1929-05-30
from East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni)
Born:1924-02-24 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-09-09: text
2012-06-16: eep nr, records
Records about Ö from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Ö:

2404 M 24 Feb 1924 WILD WILD THAILAND 24 Feb 1924 NONE Birth í (Ö?)
COPENHAGE 30 May 1929 10372 Transfer
L RUHE 12 Jul 1934 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


Came together with K on the ship M/S Lalandia as a gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni (East asian company), therefore their strange names.


Elephant transporter used in 1934 for elephant ö from Copenhagen Zoo

Ö left Copenhagen 1934-07-12, and arrived Alfeld in Germany 1934-07-16.

Sources, among others

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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