Dr Jim
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mr. Ruffin (animal dealer?) in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Dr Jim  dead elephant


EEP nr961


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1908-00-00
Death reason: unknown: on sea journey?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mr. Ruffin (animal dealer?), in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1908-11-06Mr. Ruffin (animal dealer?)
from London Zoo

1896-10-04London Zoo
from Unknown

Record history
History of updates2012-06-12: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Dr Jim is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1908-00-00 at Mr. Ruffin (animal dealer?), in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as on sea journey?.


Dr Jim was born wild .

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Named after Dr Jameson of Jameson Raid? On 6th November 1908 to Buenos Aires, Argentina, after attacking a keeper. Dr Jim apparently died on the sea journey to Argentina.

Records about Dr Jim from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Dr Jim:

961 M ???? UNK UNK BURMA ???? NONE Birth DR. JIM
PUBLIC ~ Jan 1896 NONE Transfer
LONDON RP 10 Apr 1896 940 Transfer
PUBLIC 6 Nov 1908 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Dr Jim, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mr. Ruffin (animal dealer?) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=855. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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