Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Little Rock Zoological Gardens, in United States.
Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie) arrived Little Rock Zoological Gardens 2013-10-21, relocated from Niabi Zoo, in United States.In Little Rock Zoological Gardens, Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie) lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)
Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie) was born wild 1976.
In June 2000, the Ringling Brothers Circus donated 25 year old Babe to the Niabi Zoo as a companion animal for the zoo's lone resident elephant since 1965, Kathy Sh-Boom. Babe was named in a city-wide contest with the last name Sh-Bang.
In November 2002, Kathy Sh-Boom was the oldest known captive elephant to have died from the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes virus, 30 months after Babe's arrival at the age of 40. After Kathy's death, Ringling donated another elephant to Niabi Zoo in March 2003, Sophie. Niabi Director Tom Stalf said it is assumed Kathy contracted the disease from Babe. Both Sophie and Babe were both later tested positive as carriers for the disease. They were selected for the RBBB's companionship program after a recommendation not to breed, due to Babe's ovarian cysts and Sophie's arthritis.
In 1980-81, six elephants arrived from Burma with a star branded on their hip (Bonnie, Nicole, Alana and Icky who went to Axel Gautier, Siam and Bangkok who went to Gunther Gebel-Williams). Babe's is a star outline on both her hips. She measures almost ten feet tall.
The North American Asian Elephant Studbook lists Babe's arrival to Niabi Zoo as June 12, while the press release from Ringling cites June 14.
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