Ruth an Asian elephant at Detroit Zoo

☨ Ruth
ID nr:   SSP Number: 89 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Dead date: 1994-02-17
Death reason: anesthesia: during Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) testing
Location:Detroit Zoo
ArrivalDetroit Zoo
from Belle Isle Nature Zoo (Safariland, Detroit Zoo)
Born:* 1948 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-11-27: Birth RE
2010-12-31: Cause of death, Text RE
2011-04-16: prev loc
Ruth died while under anaesthesia during testing for tuberculosis.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Ruth, an Asian at Detroit Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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