Kimbo at Denver Zoo



Female ♀ Asian elephant Kimbo at Denver Zoo

† Kimbo
ID Number:   SSP Number: 167 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Dead date: 2014-10-10
Death reason: euthanised: anorexia
Location:Denver Zoo
ArrivalDenver Zoo 2012-12-20 from Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo 1986-04-29
from Caldwell Zoo
Born:1970 wild Thailand
Capture: 1970,
Document updated2009-02-10: New elephant
2010-05-20: ½Management
2012-12-22: transfer
2016-01-22: death
2020-05-24: picture at caldwell by arrival
In 1970, school children raised money for the zoo. Part of the $4,000 they raised was used to purchase Kimbo, Caldwell Zoos first elephant who arrived in 1971.

She was three feet tall and still feeding from a bottle. In the fall of 1977 she moved into the zoos new elephant house with two other new African cows. In the 1980s the zoo began its cooperation with other zoos for breeding efforts when they loaned Kimbo to the Fort Worth Zoo and received Tanya, an African cow, on loan from the St. Louis Zoo. Both St. Louis and Fort Worth were beginning Asian Elephant Breeding Programs.


Kimbo at arrival in Caldwell

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