Gympy an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Female ♀ African Forest elephant (<em>Loxodonta cyclotis</em>) Gympy at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Gympy. Cincinnati Zoo. Photo courtesy of Don Prout
☨ Gympy
ID nr:   SSP Number: 309 - 
Species: African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Dead date: 1954-04-23
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
ArrivalCincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 1932-00-00
from Firma Ruhe
Born:* 1929 wild
Document updated2009-03-18: New elephant
2009-03-19: Text
2009-10-31: corrected arrival year
2010-04-16: litterature
In the info that I have the zoo called her a "Pygmy" African elephant. Came to the zoo in 1932. I have her yard sign. It states that at age 7 she was 32" and 300 lbs. At maturity she was only 6 tall and weighed 2,500 lbs. She died 4/24/1954.
Val Nastold Jr., Elephant Keeper Cincinnati Zoo, 2009-03-18

This is possibly one of the elephants that were caught for Ruhe in Chad in 1930.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Gympy, an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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