Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com 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 said..in 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 https://www.asesg.org 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 cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Robin at Riverbanks Zoological Park

† Robin
ID Number:   SSP Number: 92 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Dead date: 2019-08-21?
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Riverbanks Zoological Park
ArrivalRiverbanks Zoological Park 2007-10-19
from Disneys Animal Kingdom
Disneys Animal Kingdom 1998-02-21
from Knoxville Zoo
Knoxville Zoo 1972-11-10
from Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
Born:1970 wild
Capture: 1971,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2003-11-24 -- † 2003-04-07 stillborn, SSP nr: 524
Document updated2008-12-30: Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Management, Text, Source
2009-03-20: Text
2019-08-23:dead
Robin and Petunia, following a short time at importation locations, spent 23 years together at the Knoxville Zoo before being sold together to Disney's Animal Kingdom in February 1998 because they were not breeding candidates. The elephants would spend another 9.5 years together before being exchanged together with the Riverbanks Zoo for a younger and breedable female, Tumpe - a 37 & 34 year old for a 24 year old captive born. Tumpe died in March 2009 of gastrointestinal issues.

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