Bamboo at Oklahoma City Zoo

Bamboo
ID Number:   SSP Number: 245 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Oklahoma City Zoo
ArrivedOklahoma City Zoo 2015-05-00
from Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo 2006-06-11
from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 2005-08-25
from Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo 1968-01-01
from Morgan Berry
Born:1966-11-00 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-07-11:�country of origin, import year, text
2009-10-07:�Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Text
2016-02-02: transfer
Records about Bamboo from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Bamboo:

245 F ~ Nov 1966 WILD WILD THAILAND ???? NONE Capture Bamboo
BERRY M ???? ________ Transfer
SEATTLE 1-Jan-68 20073 Transfer
TACOMA 25-Aug-05 T05M10 Transfer
SEATTLE 11-Jun-06 20073 Transfer

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online


The Port Defiance Zoo is known as a "national leader in handling elephants considered too dangerous to be kept and trained using traditional methods." They acquired Hanako in December 1997 from the Portland Zoo because of her "unpredictable and moody" disposition. There she joined Suki and Cindy. Suki had arrived in March 1996 from Dickerson Park Zoo after she slammed a keeper against a wall. Cindy was the zoo's first "troubled" elephant, arrving in February 1992 with a history of grabbing and biting people. In August 2005, Bamboo arrived from the Woodland Park Zoo after being unable to cohabitate with the younger elephants and calf. However, she was unable to be integrated into the group and was returned to her previous home ten months later.

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