Old postcard, unknown photographer.
|☨ Lunkentuss (Rani)|
|Taxidermy:||Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden|
|ID nr:||EEP Number: 2304 -|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 13 years old|
|Dead date:||† 1941-02-18|
|Death reason:||disease: could not be diagnosed|
|Location:||Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)|
|Arrival||Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) 1931-06-07|
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
|Born:||* 1928 wild|
|Document updated||2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival|
2010-01-11: picture of cranium
2012-06-15: eep records
2018-10-29: earlier death reason disputed
Lunkentuss came to Skansen in Stockholm 1931, imported from Hagenbecks. Her name in Germany was Rani, which was used as unofficial name for her at Skansen also.
Lunkentuss behind the younger elephant Bambina, with zookeeper Tore Glemmefors.
She was very populair, since she gave rides to thousands of children, but went ill, and suffered under health problems her last three years before her death.
An earlier theory; claiming that she accidently snapped and ate a bag from a Zoo visitor which was full with glass, and due to her stomach problems, she had to be eutanized, shot with a rifle specially imported for that mission, has not been confirmed either my medical journals or mentioned in the autopsy document.
Lunkentuss cranium at History Natural Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Lunkentuss (Rani), an Asian at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=61. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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