Ranny (Rani)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec) in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ranny (Rani)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2009-03-14
Death reason: accident: fell in dry moat surrounding exhibit
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec), in Mexico

Date of arrival

1958-07-30Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec)
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-03-17: Birth, Death, Text RE
2012-06-21: Arrival, Birth RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ranny (Rani) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2009-03-14 at Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec), in Mexico, . Official death reason described as fell in dry moat surrounding exhibit.


Ranny (Rani) was born wild 1952.

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Tex, Padmuh, Tara, Yamina, Rani, Seeta and Rajee were the seven punks added in 1953 as "The Seven Wonders," and all included in the 1955 Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. In December 1957 the show toured in Mexico City, where five of their elephants were sold to the local zoo - Judy, Seeta, Rani, Tara & Yamina.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ranny (Rani), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1776. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2009 deaths | 1952 births | Elephants from Mexico City Zoo (Zoológico de Chapultepec) | Mexico | Asian elephants

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