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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bamboo  dead elephant


SSP nr245


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Born:* 1966-11-00 wild
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Dead: 2022-11-15
Death reason: unknown: declining health from age-related issues.
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)

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History of updates2020-12-04

Latest document update2022-11-17 14:47:27
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† Bamboo is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-11-15 at Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as declining health from age-related issues..


Bamboo was born wild 1966-11-00 at Thailand unspecified location.

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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.
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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bamboo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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