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

 ☨ ♂ Babar  
Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada.
Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada.


Identification


Description

Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead:
Death reason: disease: tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka

Date of arrival

1960-00-00Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

Record history
History of updates2009-11-25: arrival in Sri Lanka
2012-01-31: picture

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Description

† Babar is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo), in Sri Lanka, . Official death reason described as tusk infection after tripping one day and breaking one tusk off to the gum..

Origin


Babar was born wild 1956.


Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Babar, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) in Sri Lanka. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5429. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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  • Wayne Jackson, Canada.

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