African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Fairhope Conservation Center in United States

♀ Bette


SSP nr448


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Fairhope Conservation Center, in United States

Date of arrival

2009-07-08Fairhope Conservation Center
from Philadelphia Zoo

2004-04-06Philadelphia Zoo
from T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson)

1987-00-00T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson)
from Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)

1986-00-00Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2022-09-06

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:49:40
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Bette is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Fairhope Conservation Center, in United States.

Bette arrived in 2009-07-08 to the Fairhope Conservation Center, relocated from the Philadelphia Zoo, in United States.


Bette lives together with 3 other elephants at the Fairhope Conservation Center:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jack (Jackson) born 1976
  2. Seeni born 1993
  3. Sukiri born 1993


Bette was born wild 1982, captured 1984 . and imported 1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707

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Tim Hendrickson sold both of his elephants, Bette and Kallie, to the Philadelphia Zoo in April 2004. They were later slated to be transferred to the Pittsburgh Zoo's new breeding facility with a third African elephant Petal. Petal died in June 2008, and the two cows were moved across Pennsylvania thirteen months later.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bette, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Fairhope Conservation Center in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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