Jenny II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Firma Ruhe in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jenny II  dead elephant


EEP nr3606


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Born:* 1911 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 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
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Firma Ruhe, in Germany

Date of arrival

1939-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Berlin Zoo

1938-12-00Berlin Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

1938-12-00Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

1936-01-01Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2023-11-21

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Jenny II is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1943-11-22 at Firma Ruhe, in Germany, . Official death reason described as elephant house was bombed.


  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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jenny II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 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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