Rex (Bimbo, Barney) an Asian elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo

Rex (Bimbo, Barney)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 263 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 52 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Oklahoma City Zoo
ArrivalOklahoma City Zoo 2011-12-13
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1984-09-03
from Rex Williams
Rex Williams 1983-00-00
from Circus Vargas
Circus Vargas
from Trunks and Humps (Bill Swain)
Trunks and Humps (Bill Swain)
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from Oakland Baby Zoo
Born:* 1968 wild India
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 7 babies

  1. (F) 2005-11-04 Opal, SSP nr: 637
  2. (M) 2006-04-13 -- † 2006-04-13 Logan, SSP nr: 638
  3. (F) 2006-04-23 Emily, SSP nr: 639
  4. (M) 2008-07-15 Chuck, SSP nr: 653
  5. (M) 2009-11-02 Jake, SSP nr: 687
  6. (F) 2014-12-22 Achara, SSP nr: 764
  7. (F) 2018-10-09 Kai, SSP nr: 00
Document updated2009-04-02: Management, Text RE
2009-04-26: Previous locations, Text RE
2011-12-14: Transfer RE
In April 2006, African Lion Safari celebrated the birth of two female Asian elephants in ten days - Logan and Emily, both sired by Rex and born to Lilly and Kitty. Of the five males currently residing at the park, Rex sired two of the them while Calvin sired the other two before his transfer to Europe in 2000.

In the late 70's bought 3 little males from Gary Johnson Bimbo now called Rex Vance and Casey Without much knowledge of elephants. My dad went on to work Vance and Casey for the next 10 years or so.
Mike Swain, 2008-08-27

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Koehl, D., (2020). Rex (Bimbo, Barney), an Asian at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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