Fort Worth Zoo in United States

Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo 01/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Fort Worth Zoo 01/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
First elephant arrived1923
Address1989 Colonial Parkway
PlaceFort Worth, Texas
CountryUnited States
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Fort Worth Zoo, located at 1989 Colonial Parkway, in Fort Worth, Texas, in United States, was founded in 1909 and the first elephant arrived in 1923.

At Fort Worth Zoo lives 8 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Casey born 1971
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  3. Rasha born 1971
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  5. Angel born 1988-12-30
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  7. Colonel Tusk (Boy) born 1991-04-04
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  9. Romeo born 1993-01-10
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  11. Bluebonnet born 1998-12-16
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  13. Belle (Bluebelle) born 2013-07-07
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  15. Bowie born 2013-08-05
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Groucho would be sold from the Bronx Zoo to begin the Fort Worth Zoo's elephant breeding program in April 1986. Before his transfer, Groucho sired the only calf born at the Bronx Zoo with Patti, a male named Astor.
While in Texas, Groucho bred two different females to give birth to three calves. Babe gave birth to stillborn twin calves in June 1996. In December 1998, Rasha gave birth to the first live calf at the Fort Worth Zoo, a female named Bluebonnet.
After Groucho failed to continue to breed the Fort Worth Zoo received a second bull to restart a breeding program. Casey arrived in November 2005 from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation.
Casey quickly bred after introductions with the females. In January 2008, Babe went into labor. However, the oversize calf would not enter the birth canal, killing both the calf and the mother.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Fort Worth Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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