Ruth an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Ruth at Buttonwood Park Zoo

Ruth. Buttonwood Zoo 12/2008. Photo: © Kristy Kaeterle
Ruth
ID Number:   SSP Number: 367 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 62 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Buttonwood Park Zoo
ArrivalButtonwood Park Zoo 1986-10-29
from East Coast Camel Co (Brian Watson)
East Coast Camel Co (Brian Watson) 1978-00-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
Born:* 1958 wild
Document updated2009-01-31: Previous locations, SSP, Birth
2009-02-02: Image
2009-03-19: Previous locations, Text
2010-02-21: previous locations
Queen & Liz plus, a 3rd elephant Ruth came to Bensons Animal Park in New Hampshire in 1963. They were originally trained by Slivers Madison - exceptionally well trained matter of fact. The were were well taught and more importantly, well mannered. Ruth was sold privately in 1978. She led a rough life for a while until she was confiscated and donated to the New Bedford Zoo in Massachusetts. Queen & Liz remained at the park until Feb. '88. They were sold, along with 'Jackie' an African, the previous fall at the park liquidation auction to Hawhtorn Corp (John Cuneo).
Bret Bronson, 2009-03-16

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Koehl, D., (2020). Ruth, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Buttonwood Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2138. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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