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
Address 1989 Colonial Parkway
Zip-code 76110
Place Fort Worth, Texas
Country United States
Website Website

Directors: Mike Fouraker (director)

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers -: Brian Kohler
Record history
History of updates2022-10-22

Latest document update2022-10-22 02:03:18
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Fort Worth Zoo, located at 1989 Colonial Parkway, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States , was founded in 1909 and the first elephant arrived in 1923.

Living elephants

At the Fort Worth Zoo lives 8 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Angel born 1988-12-30
  2. Belle (Bluebelle) born 2013-07-07
  3. Bluebonnet born 1998-12-16
  4. Brazos born 2021-10-21
  5. Colonel Tusk (Boy) born 1991-04-04
  6. Rasha born 1971
  7. Romeo born 1993-01-10
  8. Travis born 2023-02-23

Comments / picturesGroucho 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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References for records about Fort Worth Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Fort Worth Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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5-ton christmas gift arrives early ringling bros. bull elephant casey arrives at fort worth zoo for breeding purposes - Elephant News
2008-01-25Babe, fort worth zoo's oldest female elephant, dies - Elephant News

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