Ruth an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Little Rock Zoological Gardens

☨ Ruth
ID nr:   SSP Number: 558 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 64 years old
Dead date: 1977-08-27
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Little Rock Zoological Gardens
ArrivalLittle Rock Zoological Gardens 1937-00-00
from Schell Brothers Circus
Schell Brothers Circus 1928-00-00
from Zellmar Brothers Circus
Zellmar Brothers Circus 1926-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
Born:* 1913 wild
Document updated2012-06-21: Previous locations, Text RE
2012-11-25: duplicate?
Contradictory records:
Bob Cline states:
Born - 1913 in the wild
1926 - Wm. P. Hall farm
1926 to 1928 - Zellmar Bros. Circus
1928 to 1937 - Schell Bros. Circus
1937 to 1977 - Little Rock Zoo
Died - Aug. 27, 1977

Buckles Woodcock states:
1925 Wm. P. Hall Animal Farm
1926-27 Zellmar Bros. Circus
1928-38 Schell Bros. Circus
1938-68 Little Rock, Ark. Zoo
(Died in Nov. of 1968)

Studbook states:
558 F ~ 1913 WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Capture Ruth
ZELLMAR C ~ 1927 ______ Transfer
SCHELL BR ~ 1932 ______ Transfer
ENGESSERS ???? ______ Transfer
LITTLEROC ~ 1937 167 Transfer
27-Aug-1977 Death

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ruth, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Little Rock Zoological Gardens in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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