African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Gympy at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

 ☨ ♀ Gympy  
Gympy. Cincinnati Zoo. Photo courtesy of Don Prout
Gympy. Cincinnati Zoo. Photo courtesy of Don Prout


SSP nr309


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Born:* 1929 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1954-04-23
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1932-00-00Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2009-03-18: New elephant
2009-03-19: Text
2009-10-31: corrected arrival year
2010-04-16: litterature
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† Gympy is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in United States, 1954-04-23. (see detailed list).


Gympy was born wild 1929.

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In the info that I have the zoo called her a "Pygmy" African elephant. Came to the zoo in 1932. I have her yard sign. It states that at age 7 she was 32" and 300 lbs. At maturity she was only 6 tall and weighed 2,500 lbs. She died 4/24/1954.
Val Nastold Jr., Elephant Keeper Cincinnati Zoo, 2009-03-18

This is possibly one of the elephants that were caught for Ruhe in Chad in 1930.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gympy, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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