Ratna an Asian elephant at Munster Zoo


♀ Ratna

Identification

EEP nr9203

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1992-03-23 captive-born
Birth place: in Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Parents: Hussein x ♀ Thura
Locations
Present / last location:Munster Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1995-10-04Munster Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Document updated2008-12-19: pregnant
2009-10-22: not pregnant
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Description

Location


Ratna is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Munster Zoo, in Germany.

Ratna arrived Munster Zoo 1995-10-04, relocated from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen), in Germany.

In Munster Zoo, Ratna lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Alexander born 1978
  2. ,
  3. Corny born 1996-06-04
  4. ,
  5. Kanaudi born 1967
  6. ,
  7. Tefi born 1966
  8. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Ratna was born captive-born 1992-03-23 at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen).

Parentage


Parents of Ratna are: ♂ Hussein (father) and ♀ Thura (mother).


Siblings through the father Hussein:

  1. 1995-12-25 -- † 2000-12-30 (M) Tharun
  2. 1996-01-09 -- † 1996-01-09 (M) stillborn
  3. 1996-06-04(F) Corny
  4. 1996-07-01(F) Indra (Salvana)
  5. 1996-10-17 -- † 1996-10-17 (M) stillborn
  6. 1999-11-27(F) Sandry
  7. 2001-11-09 -- † 2001-11-09 (M) noname
  8. 2003-05-14(F) Kandy
  9. 2003-06-22 -- † 2003-06-22 (M) stillborn
  10. 2004-11-26(M) Thai
  11. 2007-04-11(F) Shila
  12. 2008-11-21(M) Shah Rukh
  13. 2009-07-03(F) Rani
  14. 2012-04-13(M) Assam

Siblings through the mother Thura:

  1. 1995-12-25 - † 2000-12-30 (M) Tharun
  2. 2001-11-09 - † 2001-11-09 (M) noname
  3. 2004-11-26(M) Thai
  4. 2009-07-03(F) Rani
  5. 2016-01-28 - † 2016-01-28 () miscarriage
  6. 2018-03-00 - † 2018-03-00 (unknown) aborted

Pedigree


Ratnas pedigree:
P I II III

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Hussein

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Thura

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Comments / pictures

When Ratna was a baby, the mother was aggressive towards the baby for several weeks, and the keepers had to stay overnight and see to that the mother did not attack the baby, and that she accepted to wean.

Ratna may be pregnant, she was sired by Chamundi in August 2008, and hasnt come into estrous since then.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ratna, an Asian elephant at Munster Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1322. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Albert Roolfs, Münster, Germany, Germany

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