African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Oba at Houston Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Oba  


SSP nr367


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1978-07-30
Death reason: disease: infection associated; digestive bacterial
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1976-12-09Houston Zoo
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

1976-00-00International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
from Zoopark Okahandja (Walter Schulz)

Record history
History of updates2011-03-15: New elephant RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Oba is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1978-07-30 at Houston Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as infection associated; digestive bacterial.


Oba was born wild 1974.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Oba, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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