Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Ramos at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)

♂ Ramos
Ramos. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. <a href="">Won-Tolla</a>
Ramos. Toluca Zoo 02/2007. Won-Tolla


SSP nr652


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 47 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1991-09-16 Bireki
Present / last location:Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2007-10-10Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
from Toluca Zoo
Toluca Zoo
from Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia

Document updated2009-03-22: Previous locations, Birth, Name, Text RE
2009-03-29: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
2009-03-31: Current location, Text RE
2010-12-05: SSP RE
2012-06-07: Link RE
2018-03-16: picture of Ramos
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Ramos is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico.

Ramos arrived Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) 2007-10-10, relocated from Toluca Zoo, in Mexico.

In Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), Ramos lives together with 18 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Arik born 2020-08-00
  2. ,
  3. Big Boy born 2002
  4. ,
  5. Bolita
  6. ,
  7. Ceja
  8. ,
  9. Honney Ball born 1961
  10. ,
  11. Hoop born 2017-08-29
  12. ,
  13. Independiente
  14. ,
  15. India born 1970
  16. ,
  17. Kibili born 2018-08-10
  18. ,
  19. Lester born 2020-11-11
  20. ,
  21. Lider
  22. ,
  23. Lunar
  24. ,
  25. Mediano
  26. ,
  27. Sarabi born 2017-05-16
  28. ,
  29. Timida
  30. ,
  31. Utukuri born 2019-11-28
  32. ,
  33. Vampi
  34. ,
  35. Zoom born 2020-08-01
  36. , (see detailed list).


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-09-16 Bireki


Ramos was born wild 1974.

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Ramos was imported from Thailand with other elephants that went to Circo Franco Berosini. He sired his only calf while with the circus. He was later sold to the zoo when he was no longer manageable (he did not kill anyone, but was only dangerous.) The Toluca Zoo had three males and a female, in which all the males are kept separate from one another. In 2007, Ramos was transferred on a minimum four year breeding loan to Africam Safari, where breeding would be attempted with two younger females as part of the second "Programa de Intercambio Reproductivo de Elefante Asiático."

There were two enclosures for Asian elephants. In one was a pair, Ted, a tusked bull about 50 years old, and Bee, a female of about 60; in the other was a lone tuskless bull, Ramos, about 50 years old. All three were donations from a Mexican circus, and had narrowly escaped being destroyed because they killed their trainer and another person. (I am not sure that the ages given above are correct, but that is what I was told.)
International Zoo News Vol. 47/1 (No. 298) January/February 2000

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ramos, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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