Coco (Sultan) at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

† Coco (Sultan)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 81 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 40 years old
Dead date: 2011-02-16
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
ArrivedColumbus Zoo and Aquarium 1974-09-12
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Hersheypark (Zooamerica)
Hersheypark (Zooamerica)
from Bucky Steele
Bucky Steele
from Mike Rice
Born:1971 wild Thailand
Capture: 1973,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1999-02-15 -- † 1999-02-15 stillborn, SSP nr: 517
  2. (M) 2004-04-16 Bodhi, SSP nr: 551
  3. (M) 2009-03-27 Beco, SSP nr: 657
Document updated2011-02-17:�Death RE
2016-01-23: corr death year
Contradictory records:
The Columbus Zoo's official records indicate that Coco was purchased from International Animal Exchange in 1974 and imported by IAE from India.

Columbus Zoo elephant staff found their 40 year old breeding bull Coco lying in his stall early morning on February 16. He died later that afternoon after failed attempts by staff to raise him to his feet. The 10�6� elephant was survived by his two male offspring Bodhi and Beco, their dam Phoebe and another cow Connie.

Sources, among others

  • Harry Peachey, Columbos Zoo
  • Wayne Jackson, Canada
  • Bobby Todd
  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.

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