Babe (York, Chief)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Toledo Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Babe (York, Chief)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 66 years old

People killed:2
Born:* 1877 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1943
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1912-00-00Toledo Zoo
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Ringling Bros. Circus

Ringling Bros. Circus
from Mackay European Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-09-30:�
2016-04-21: alt name, prev loc

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Babe (York, Chief) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1943 at Toledo Zoo, in United States, .


Babe (York, Chief) was born wild 1877.

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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.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Babe (York, Chief), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Bandwagon

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