Babar an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Male ♂ African Forest elephant (<em>Loxodonta cyclotis</em>) Babar at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada.
☨ Babar
ID nr:
Species: African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: disease: tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum.
Location:Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
ArrivalSri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1960-00-00
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
Born:* 1956 wild
Document updated2009-11-25: arrival in Sri Lanka
2012-01-31: picture
The bull with the long tusks is an African Forest bull, he was imported along with a Savannah cow by Fred Zeehandler, most likely for Sri Lankan elephants. Babar died in the early ‘90’s of a tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum.
Wayne Jackson, Canada

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Babar, an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5429. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Wayne Jackson, Canada.

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