Lunkentuss (Rani)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lunkentuss (Rani)  dead elephant
Lunkentuss (Rani) displayed as taxidermy specimen.
Lunkentuss (Rani) as taxidermy specimen. Photo: Dan Koehl
Old postcard, unknown photographer.
Old postcard, unknown photographer.
Taxidermy locationSwedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), Stockholm, Sweden

Identification

Museum accession number NRM ??
EEP nr2304

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Origin
Born:* 1928 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1941-02-18
Death location: Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
Death reason: disease: could not be diagnosed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Stockholm Zoo (Skansen), in Sweden

Date of arrival

1931-06-07Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Record history
History of updates2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival
2010-01-11: picture of cranium
2012-06-15: eep records
2018-10-29: earlier death reason disputed

Latest document update2021-07-04 20:34:13
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† Lunkentuss (Rani) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941-02-18 at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen), in Sweden, . Official death reason described as could not be diagnosed.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1941-02-18.

Origin


Lunkentuss (Rani) was born wild 1928 at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Records about Lunkentuss (Rani) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Lunkentuss (Rani):

2304 F ~ 1923 UNK UNK HAMBURG ~ 1929 NONE Transfer LUNKENTUSS
STOCKHOLM 7 Jun 1930 941519 Transfer
18 Feb 1941 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


Lunkentuss came to Skansen in Stockholm 1931, imported from Hagenbecks. Her name in Germany was Rani, which was used as unofficial name for her at Skansen also.

 Lunkentuss (Rani)  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden

Lunkentuss behind the younger elephant Bambina, with zookeeper Tore Glemmefors.

She was very populair, since she gave rides to thousands of children, but went ill, and suffered under health problems her last three years before her death.

An earlier theory; claiming that she accidently snapped and ate a bag from a Zoo visitor which was full with glass, and due to her stomach problems, she had to be shot with a rifle specially imported for that mission, has not been confirmed either by medical journals or mentioned in the autopsy document.

 Lunkentuss (Rani)  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden
Lunkentuss cranium at History Natural Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Lunkentuss (Rani), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=61. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1941 deaths | Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM) Taxidermy | 1928 births | EEP | Elephants from Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) | Sweden | Asian elephants


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