Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Hebe (Babe) at Unknown

 ☨ ♀ Hebe (Babe)  
Babe is lead elephant at the left
Babe is lead elephant at the left


SSP nr2


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* 1860 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1912?
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1875-05-31
(dead † <1875-06-01)

2. Born 1880-03-10
(dead † 1907-11-08)
Columbia (Young America) SSP id: 3
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

Document updated2020-11-06: Updated as dead
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† Hebe (Babe) is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Unknown, in Unknown, 1912?. (see detailed list).


  1. (unknown) 1875-05-31 -- † <1875-06-01 Joe
  2. (F) 1880-03-10 -- † 1907-11-08 Columbia (Young America) SSP id: 3


Hebe (Babe) was born wild 1860.

Comments / pictures

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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Hebe (Babe), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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