Babe an Asian elephant at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

 ☨ ♀ Babe  


SSP nr25


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 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
Present / last location:Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1985-06-06Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1977-12-17
from Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo
Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo 1956-09-01
from Crandon Park Zoo

Document updated2010-12-31: Cause of death RE
2011-09-01: C-section RE
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† Babe is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States, of euthanised in 1990-05-12. Official death reason described as infarction of uterus; renal disease following caesarean section. (see detailed list).


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


Babe was born wild 1954.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Babe, an Asian elephant at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 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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