Babar at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Male African Forest elephant Babar at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada.
† Babar
ID Number:
Species: African Forest elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date:
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)
ArrivedSri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1960-00-00
from Fred Zeehandelaar Inc
Born:1956 wild
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

Records about Babar was updated
2009-11-25: arrival in Sri Lanka
2012-01-31: picture

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  • Wayne Jackson, Canada.

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