Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada.
|† Babar||ID Number:|
|Species:||African Forest elephant|
|Sex and age:||Male, unknown years|
|Death reason:||disease: tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum.|
|Location:||Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)|
|Arrived||Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1960-00-00|
from Fred Zeehandelaar Inc
|Document updated||2009-11-25: arrival in Sri Lanka|
The bull with the long tusks is an African Forest bull, he was imported along with a Savannah cow by Fred Zeehandler, most likely for Sri Lankan elephants. Babar died in the early ‘90’s of a tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum.
Wayne Jackson, Canada
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