Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Okinawa Zoo in Japan

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rubi  dead elephant
Alternative name: Ruby


JAZA nr nr?


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

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2015-03-04Okinawa Zoo
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History of updates2018-03-03: new & dead

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


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.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rubi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Okinawa Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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