Koko (Babe, Bama)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Buffalo Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Koko (Babe, Bama)  dead elephant


SSP nr533


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Born:* 1898 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1954-04-00
Death reason: disease: stroke
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Buffalo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1939-00-00Buffalo Zoo
from Cole Brothers Circus

1935-00-00Cole Brothers Circus
from Birmingham Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-12-21: 
2011-03-02: SSP, Text RE
2012-06-07: Previous locations, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Koko (Babe, Bama) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1954-04-00 at Buffalo Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as stroke.


Koko (Babe, Bama) was born wild 1898.

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Records about Koko (Babe, Bama) from Bob Cline

Koko/Bama, Female Asian
1934 - Birmingham, Alabama Zoo ( called Babe )
1935 to 1938 - Cole Bros. Circus (called Bama)
1939 - Went to the Buffalo Zoo( called Koko )
1939 to 1954 - Buffalo Zoo
Died - April 1954 at Zoo
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Contradictory records:

The Research of Bob Cline states Koko arrived at the Buffalo Zoo in 1939, though the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant states the arrival in 1943. Mr. Cline also lists a death date of April 1954, whereas the Studbook states July 1952. However, the Studbook lists no history for this elephant other than her residence at the Buffalo Zoo.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Koko (Babe, Bama), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Buffalo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5553. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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