Babe (York, Chief) at Toledo Zoo

† Babe (York, Chief)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 66 years
Dead date: 1943
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Toledo Zoo
ArrivedToledo Zoo 1912-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm
from Ringling Brothers Circus
Ringling Brothers Circus
from Mackay European Circus
Born:1877 wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2010-09-30:�
2016-04-21: alt name, prev loc
Bought from Mr Hall by citizen of Toledo, Mr Sam Davis, and given to Toledo Zoo. Shortly after arrival babe killed two elephant keepers:

1914-06-14: Killed Michael Raddatz

After this the bull was only worked by the Zoo director Lou Scherer, who kept the bull in free contact for over 31 years.

Height: 3,20 meter, weight: 5,5 tons, for many years Babe was the largest asian elephant in Northamerica.

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