Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl

Ruaha at Basel Zoo

† Ruaha
ID Number:EEP Number: 5101 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Dead date: 2010-07-29
Death reason: age:
Location:Basel Zoo
ArrivalBasel Zoo 1956-11-01 from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1956-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Kuenzler
August Kuenzler 1952-00-00
from Ruaha National Park
Born:1951 wild in
Ruaha National Park Tanzania
Capture: 1952,
Document updated2010-08-02: death
2017-03-09: links
Origin: Tanzania. Ruaha was, before her death, the oldest captive african elephant world-wide.
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