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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Firma Ruhe in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Puncha  dead elephant


EEP nr3003


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1942-03-20
(dead † 1951-04-01)
Malaya EEP id: 4201
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Firma Ruhe, in Germany

Date of arrival

1943-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

1940-00-00Hannover Zoo
from Circus Amar

Circus Amar
from Firma Ruhe

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History of updates2012-06-16: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Puncha is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Firma Ruhe, in Germany, .


  1. (F) 1942-03-20 -- † 1951-04-01 Malaya EEP id: 4201


Puncha was born wild .

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

3003 F ???? WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Birth PUNCHA
L RUHE ~ 1939 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ 1940 VII37 Loan to
L RUHE ~ 1943 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Puncha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 May 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1407. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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