Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) in Mexico

♂ Ramos
Ramos. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wontolla/sets/72157594518140975/">Won-Tolla</a>
Ramos. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. Won-Tolla


SSP nr652


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1991-09-16 Bireki
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico

Date of arrival

2007-10-10Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
from Toluca Zoo

Toluca Zoo
from Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia

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History of updates2022-03-19

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Ramos is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico.

Ramos arrived in 2007-10-10 to the Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), relocated from the Toluca Zoo, in Mexico.


Ramos lives together with 18 other elephants at the Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 2. ♂ Arik born 2020-08-00
  2. 3. ♂ Big Boy born 2002
  3. 4. ♀ Bolita
  4. 5. ♀ Ceja
  5. 6. ♀ Honney Ball born 1961
  6. 7. ♂ Hoop born 2017-08-29
  7. 8. ♀ Independiente
  8. 9. ♀ India born 1970
  9. 10. ♀ Kibili born 2018-08-10
  10. 11. ♀ Lester born 2020-11-11
  11. 12. ♀ Lider
  12. 13. ♀ Lunar
  13. 14. ♂ Mediano
  14. 15. ♂ Sarabi born 2017-05-16
  15. 16. ♀ Timida
  16. 17. ♀ Utukuri born 2019-11-28
  17. 18. ♂ Vampi
  18. 19. ♂ Zoom born 2020-08-01


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-09-16 Bireki


Ramos was born wild 1974.

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Ramos was imported from Thailand with other elephants that went to Circo Franco Berosini. He sired his only calf while with the circus. He was later sold to the zoo when he was no longer manageable (he did not kill anyone, but was only dangerous.) The Toluca Zoo had three males and a female, in which all the males are kept separate from one another. In 2007, Ramos was transferred on a minimum four year breeding loan to Africam Safari, where breeding would be attempted with two younger females as part of the second "Programa de Intercambio Reproductivo de Elefante Asiático."

There were two enclosures for Asian elephants. In one was a pair, Ted, a tusked bull about 50 years old, and Bee, a female of about 60; in the other was a lone Tuskless bull, Ramos, about 50 years old. All three were donations from a Mexican circus, and had narrowly escaped being destroyed because they killed their trainer and another person. (I am not sure that the ages given above are correct, but that is what I was told.)
International Zoo News Vol. 47/1 (No. 298) January/February 2000

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ramos, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1779. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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