Little Ruth
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Little Ruth  dead elephant


SSP nr462


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* 1933 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

from Audubon Zoo

1966-12-26Audubon Zoo
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1939-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Baldwin Park

1939-00-00Baldwin Park
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1933-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1931-00-00Sells-Floto Circus 1931-00-00
from John Robinson Circus

1928-00-00John Robinson Circus
from 101 Ranch Wild West

1927-00-00101 Ranch Wild West
from Benson Wild Animal Farm

Record history
History of updates2009-11-23: corrected name from Big Wallace Ruth to Little Ruth
2020-11-06: Updated as lost to trace

Latest document update2020-11-06 18:06:26
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† Little Ruth is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Unknown, in Unknown, .


Little Ruth was born wild 1933.

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Contradictory records:

named Big Ruth in SSP studbook, but the SSP location history list indicate this was the same elephant known as Little Ruth.

1926 Benson's Wild Animal Farm
1927 101 Ranch Wild West
1928-30 John Robinson Circ us
1931-32 Sells-Floto Circus
1933-38 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1939 Baldwin Park Qtrs.
1939-66 Ringling-Barnum Circus
1966 Retired to the New Orlans Zoo following the 1966 season.

William Buckles Woodcock

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Little Ruth, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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