Wallace Babe at Cameron Park Waco Zoo

† Wallace Babe
ID Number:   SSP Number: T2111 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Cameron Park Waco Zoo
ArrivedCameron Park Waco Zoo 1974-00-00
from Emerson wild animal farm (Ralph Emerson)
Emerson wild animal farm (Ralph Emerson) 1966-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1941-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1926-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1922-00-00
from Santos Argos Circus
Santos Argos Circus 1916-00-00
from Frank A. Robbins Circus
Born: wild
Document updated2013-04-18: 

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Contradictory records:
SSP studbook state birth year 1912, which does not fit the time she was at Frank Robbins circus

Records about Wallace Babe from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
1911-15 Frank A. Robbins
1916-21 Santos Y Artegas (Cuba)
1922 John Robinson (Amer. Circus corp.)
1923-35 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1936 Peru Indiana Quarters
1937-38 Hagenbeck-Wallace (Howard Y. Berry)
1939 Baldwin Park Quarters
1939-66 Ringling-Barnum

(Donated to Ralph Emerson Farm in Hartford, Conn. in 1966.)


Records about Wallace Babe from Bob Cline
BABE ( Wallace )
Female Asian 1922 to 1924 - John Robinson Circus ( Called BESSIE )
1925 to 1939 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus ( Called BABE )
1940 to 1966 - RBBB
1966 - given to Hartford, CT. Zoo

Sources, among others

  • http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19741022&id=7gpaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bEsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5293,4024823
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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