Ramos an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Ramos at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)

Ramos. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. Won-Tolla
ID nr:   SSP Number: 652 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
ArrivalAfricam Safari (Puebla Zoo) 2007-10-10
from Toluca Zoo (Zoologico de Zacango)
Toluca Zoo (Zoologico de Zacango)
from Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia
Born:* 1974 wild Thailand
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-09-16 Bireki
Document updated2009-03-22: Previous locations, Birth, Name, Text RE
2009-03-29: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
2009-03-31: Current location, Text RE
2010-12-05: SSP RE
2012-06-07: Link RE
2018-03-16: picture of Ramos
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, D., (2020). Ramos, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1779. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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