Ruby (Rafiki)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
PAWS ARK 2000 in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ruby (Rafiki)  dead elephant


SSP nr42


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1969
Dead: 2011-03-29
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1980
(dead † 1994-12-31)
Diamond (Zimbabwe) SSP id: 383
Locations - owners
Present / last location:PAWS ARK 2000, in United States

Date of arrival

2007-05-15PAWS ARK 2000
from Los Angeles Zoo

2004-11-13Los Angeles Zoo
from Knoxville Zoo

2003-06-15Knoxville Zoo
from Los Angeles Zoo

1994-04-18Los Angeles Zoo
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

1993-12-29Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from Los Angeles Zoo

1987-02-12Los Angeles Zoo 1987-02-12
from Circus Vargas

1984-00-00Circus Vargas
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills

1970-06-00Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Record history
History of updates2024-04-11:

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† Ruby (Rafiki) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2011-03-29 at PAWS ARK 2000, in United States, .


  1. (M) 1980 -- † 1994-12-31 Diamond (Zimbabwe) SSP id: 383


Ruby (Rafiki) was born wild 1969, captured 1969 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ruby (Rafiki), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at PAWS ARK 2000 in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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