Hebe (Babe) at Unknown

Female Asian elephant Hebe (Babe) at Unknown

Babe is lead elephant at the left
† Hebe (Babe)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 2 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 52 years
Dead date: 1912?
Death reason: unknown:
ArrivedUnknown 1911-00-00
from Barnum and London Circus
Barnum and London Circus 1881-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1878-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie
Born:1860 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. () 1875-05-31 Joe
  2. (F) 1880-03-10 Columbia (Young America), SSP nr: 3
Document updated2009-11-14
From the Ceylon-import 1871.

Dead around 1912?

Although her mother, Hebe, commonly known about the show as Babe, was one of the best-natured elephants I ever knew, the daughter grew meaner and meaner as she got older, until in 1905 or 1906 she had to be killed. Mr. Bates, who was assistant superintendent of elephants for a long period of years, told me she inherited her vicious disposition from her sire.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922

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