Ruka (Ryuka, Devi) at Okinawa Zoo

This record may be a duplicate record with Devi at Yokohama Zoo (Zoorasia)
Female Asian elephant Ruka (Ryuka, Devi) at Okinawa Zoo

Ruka (Ryuka, Devi)
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 18 years
Status:pregnant
Management:Free contact
Location:Okinawa Zoo
ArrivedYokohama Zoo (Zoorasia) 2007-12-30
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Born:2000 unknown India
Document updated2011-03-13: Previous location, Birth, Text, Duplicate RE
2014-02-25: alt name, pregnant
2018-03-03: corrected sex
This record may be a duplicate record with Devi at Yokohama Zoo (Zoorasia)
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2014-11-10: The Okinawa Zoo & Museum has announced on February 10 that 13-year-old Asian elephant Ryuka is pregnant. It is the first time that an elephant has become pregnant in Okinawa. She is scheduled to give birth around next March. Ten elephants have been born in Japan since the war.

2017-01-23: A female Indian elephant named Rubi raised at the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa died on January 22. She lived for two years and ten months. Her appetite and health condition had declined a few days before her passing. The Okinawa Zoo & Museum will hold a press conference on January 23 to explain the cause of her death. Rubi was the first elephant born in Okinawa, and many visitors loved her.

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