Rubi an Asian elephant at Okinawa Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Rubi  
Alternative name:Ruby
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Id numberJAZA Number: ?
Born:* 2015-03-04 captive-born
Birth place: in Okinawa Zoo
Dead date: 2017-01-22
Death reason: : herpes virus?
Present / last location:Okinawa Zoo, in Japan

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2015-03-04Okinawa Zoo

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† Rubi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Okinawa Zoo, in Japan, of in 2017-01-22. Official death reason described as herpes virus?. (see detailed list).


Rubi was born captive-born 2015-03-04 at Okinawa Zoo.

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2015: Rubi was born March 4, 2015. Her name was sought from 6,138 publicly offerred names by choosing the most popular one with the Chinese character of ??. The pronunciation was chosen by her mother Ruka who drew the lot.

2017-01-23: A female Indian elephant named Rubi raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa died on January 22. She lived for two years and ten months. Her appetite and health condition had declined a few days before her passing. The Okinawa Zoo & Museum will hold a press conference on January 23 to explain the cause of her death. Rubi was the first elephant born in Okinawa, and many visitors loved her.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Rubi, an Asian at Okinawa Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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