Ruaha
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Basel Zoo in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ruaha  dead elephant

Identification

EEP nr5101

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Origin
Born:* 1951 wild
Birth place: in Ruaha National Park
Capture: 1952-09-21
Imported:1952 by Basel Zoo
Death
Dead: 2010-07-29
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1956-11-01Basel Zoo
from Circus Knie

1956-00-00Circus Knie
from Basel Zoo

1952-11-01Basel Zoo
from August Künzler Big Game Ranch

1952-00-00August Künzler Big Game Ranch
from Ruaha National Park

Record history
History of updates2010-08-02: death
2017-03-09: links

Latest document update2021-09-18 17:36:10
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Biography

† Ruaha is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2010-07-29 at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland, .

Origin


Ruaha was born wild 1951 at Ruaha National Park, captured 1952-09-21 . and imported 1952 by Basel Zoo


Comments / pictures

Origin: Tanzania. Ruaha was, before her death, the oldest captive african elephant world-wide.

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ruaha, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=91. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanten-wiki on elefanten.wikia.com http://elefanten.wikia.com/wiki/Ruaha (Google Translated version)
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel
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Categories2010 deaths | 1951 births | Born in Tanzania | EEP | 1952 captures | 1952 imports | Elephants from Basel Zoo | Switzerland | African savanna elephants


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