Barbar (Barbas)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Barbar (Barbas)  dead elephant


EEP nr3508


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Born:* 1935-07-00 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1972-11-07
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1961-08-22Chester Zoo
from Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

1939-09-02Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
from London Zoo

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History of updates2009-03-30: Text

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† Barbar (Barbas) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1972-11-07 at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, .


Barbar (Barbas) was born wild 1935-07-00.

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Records about Barbar (Barbas) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Barbar (Barbas):

3508 F ~ Jul 1935 UNK UNK PUBLIC ~ 1937 NONE Transfer BARBAR
LONDON RP 13 Jul 1937 964 Transfer
WHIPSNADE 2 Sep 1939 2335 Loan to
CHESTER 13 Aug 1949 220861 Transfer
7 Nov 1972 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Contradictory records:

Der Lyon, vet in Chester Zoo writes follwing about this elephant at

Lice had only been previously diagnosed in the (Chester Zoo) collection once in 1970 on one female elephant ("Barbas" - born 1933 - arrived Chester 1949 from Whipsnade Zoo, died 1972)
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Barbar (Barbas), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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