Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Babe  dead elephant


SSP nr25


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1990-05-12
Death reason: euthanised: infarction of uterus; renal disease following caesarean section
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1990-05-12
(dead † 1990-05-12)
stillborn SSP id: 305
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

1985-06-06Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1977-12-17Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo

1956-09-01Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo
from Crandon Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2022-04-13

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Babe is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1990-05-12 at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States, . Official death reason described as infarction of uterus; renal disease following caesarean section.


  1. (M) 1990-05-12 -- † 1990-05-12 stillborn SSP id: 305


Babe was born wild 1954.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Babe, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • •Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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