Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Oklahoma City Zoo in United States

♀ Bamboo


SSP nr245


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1966-11-00 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2015-05-00Oklahoma City Zoo
from Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)

2006-06-11Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)
from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

2005-08-25Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
from Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)

1968-01-01Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo)
from Elephant Mountain (Morgan Berry)

Record history
History of updates2009-07-11:�country of origin, import year, text
2009-10-07:�Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Text
2016-02-02: transfer

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Bamboo is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.

Bamboo arrived in 2015-05-00 to the Oklahoma City Zoo, relocated from the Seattle Zoo (Woodland Park Zoo), in United States.

Bamboo lives together with 7 other elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo:
  1. Achara born 2014-12-22
  2. Asha born 1995-02-02
  3. Chandra born 1996-07-02
  4. Kai born 2018-10-09
  5. Kandula born 2001-11-25
  6. Rama born 2022-01-20
  7. Rex (Bimbo, Barney) born 1968

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Bamboo was born wild 1966-11-00.

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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.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bamboo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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