African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Bette at International Conservation Center

♀ Bette


SSP nr448


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Present / last location:International Conservation Center, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2009-07-08International Conservation Center
from Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo 2004-04-06
from T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson)
T and T Camels (Tim Hendrickson) 1987-00-00
from Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks) 1986-00-00
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Document updated2009-07-30: Transfer
2009-08-21: Previous locations, Text
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Bette is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at International Conservation Center, in United States.

Bette arrived International Conservation Center 2009-07-08, relocated from Philadelphia Zoo, in United States.

In International Conservation Center, Bette lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jack (Jackson) born 1976
  2. ,
  3. Seeni born 1993
  4. ,
  5. Sukiri born 1993
  6. , (see detailed list).


Bette was born wild 1982, captured 1984 . and imported 1984, Air, private Boeing 707

Comments / pictures

Tim Hendrickson sold both of his elephants, Bette and Kallie, to the Philadelphia Zoo in April 2004. They were later slated to be transferred to the Pittsburgh Zoo's new breeding facility with a third African elephant Petal. Petal died in June 2008, and the two cows were moved across Pennsylvania thirteen months later.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Bette, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at International Conservation Center in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bret Bronson
  • Ryan Easley, USA


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