Jenny II an Asian elephant at Firma Ruhe

 ☨ ♀ Jenny II  


EEP nr3606


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Born:* 1911 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1943-11-22
Death reason: accident: elephant house was bombed
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1938-11-27
(dead † 1943-11-22)
Indra EEP id: 3803
Present / last location:Firma Ruhe, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1939-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Berlin Zoo
Berlin Zoo 1938-12-00
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1938-12-00
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1936-01-01
from Firma Ruhe

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† Jenny II is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Firma Ruhe, in Germany, of accident in 1943-11-22. Official death reason described as elephant house was bombed. (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 1938-11-27 -- † 1943-11-22 Indra EEP id: 3803


Jenny II was born wild 1911.

Comments / pictures

1938: On circus tour with elephant trainer J.A. Petersen.

Contradictory records:
Some sources indicate jenny belonged to the group of elephants killed by bombing s 1943-11-22, while EEP list her as being relocated from Berlin zoo to Firma Ruhe, with unknown destiny.

Records about Jenny II from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Jenny II:

3606 F ???? WILD WILD WILD ???? NONE Birth JENNY II
L RUHE ~ 1935 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ 1936 VII46 Loan to
L RUHE ~ Aug 1938 NONE Transfer
BERLINZOO ~ Sep 1938 NONE Transfer
L RUHE ~ 1939 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jenny II, an Asian elephant at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Berlin by Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, Berlin Zoo


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