African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Ruaha at Basel Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Ruaha  

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
Imported:1952
Death
Dead: 2010-07-29
Death reason: age:
Locations
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1956-11-01Basel Zoo
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1956-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Künzler Big Game Ranch
August Künzler Big Game Ranch 1952-00-00
from Ruaha National Park

Document updated2010-08-02: death
2017-03-09: links
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Description

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

Origin


Ruaha was born wild 1951 at Ruaha National Park, captured 1952 . and imported 1952


Comments / pictures

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

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ruaha, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 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



    This document was updated: 2020-10-24 08:59:43


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