Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Firma Ruhe in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ö  dead elephant


EEP nr2404


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Born:* 1924-02-24 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Firma Ruhe, in Germany

Date of arrival

1934-07-16Firma Ruhe
from Copenhagen Zoo

1929-05-30Copenhagen Zoo
from East Asiatic Company

Record history
History of updates2009-09-09: text
2012-06-16: eep nr, records

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† Ö is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Firma Ruhe, in Germany, .


Ö was born wild 1924-02-24.

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Records about Ö from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Ö:

2404 M 24 Feb 1924 WILD WILD THAILAND 24 Feb 1924 NONE Birth í (Ö?)
COPENHAGE 30 May 1929 10372 Transfer
L RUHE 12 Jul 1934 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Came together with K on the ship M/S Lalandia as a gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni (East asian company), therefore their strange names.

Ö in Firma Ruhe
Elephant transporter used in 1934 for elephant ö from Copenhagen Zoo

Ö left Copenhagen 1934-07-12, and arrived Alfeld in Germany 1934-07-16.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ö, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Firma Ruhe in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 September 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1174. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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