Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Gentry Babe (Sahara) at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)

Female ♀ Asian elephant Gentry Babe (Sahara) at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)

† Gentry Babe (Sahara)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 70 years old
Dead date: 1967-05-18
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)
ArrivalGene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter) 1955-00-00
from Wallace and Clark Circus
Wallace and Clark Circus 1950-00-00
from Seal Brothers Circus (Bud E. Anderson)
Seal Brothers Circus (Bud E. Anderson) 1946-00-00
from Arthur Brothers Circus
Arthur Brothers Circus 1943-00-00
from Atterbury Brothers Circus
Atterbury Brothers Circus 1942-00-00
from Bud E. Anderson Circus
Bud E. Anderson Circus 1939-00-00
from Tom Mix Circus
Tom Mix Circus 1935-00-00
from Sam B. Dill Circus and Tom Mix Wild West Show
Sam B. Dill Circus and Tom Mix Wild West Show 1934-00-00
from Sam B. Dill Circus
Sam B. Dill Circus 1933-00-00
from Christy Brothers Circus
Born:1897 wild
Document updated2009-03-21:image from Lee Bros circus
2009-11-23:corr. previous location
2010-05-12:corr. previous location
2010-09-27:removed Big as alt name
2017-03-07: buckles blog
Records about Gentry Babe (Sahara) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
"1900 Imported from Hagenbeck Zoo
1900-14 Various Gentry owned Shows
1915-16 Gentry Bros, Circus
1917-23 Gentry Bros. Circus (Newman and Austin owners)
1924 Christy Bros. Circus
1927-27 Lee Bros. Circus (Christys #2 Unit)
1928-30 Christy Bros. Circus
1931-32 Christy Qtrs. in Pasadena, Tx.
1933 Sam B. Dill Circus
1934 Sam B. Dill & Tom Mix Circus
1935-38 Tom Mix Circus
1939-41 Bud E. Anderson Circus
1942 Atterbury Bros. Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1943-45 Arthur Bros. Circus.
1944: at Arthur Bros. Circus with "Bonnie", "India", "Shirley Temple", "Vera", "Wilhelmina"
1946-49 Seal Bros. Circus (Bud E. Anderson)
1950-53 Wallace & Clark Circus (Norman Andeson)
1954 Pan American Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1955-67 Gene Holter Animal Shows

Probably 70 at the time of her death 5/18/67

Richard Reynolds and I have decided that Gentry Babe was the only elephant definately proven to be at least 70 years of age at the time of her death in 1967."

Williams Buckles Woodcock





Records about Gentry Babe (Sahara) from Bob Cline
BABE ( Gentry ) 1900 - Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
Female Asian 1900 to 1922 - Gentry Bros. Circus
1922 - Pattersons Big Wild Animal Show
1923 to 1924 - Gentry - Patterson Circus
1925 to 1926 - Lee Bros. Circus
1927 to 1932 - Christy Bros. Circus
1933 - Sam B. Dill Circus called SAHARA
1934 to 1938 - Tom Mix Circus
1939 to 1942 - Bud Anderson Shows
1941 to 1943 - Atterbury Bros. Circus
1944 to 1945 - Arthur Bros. Circus
1946 to 1950 - Seal Bros. Circus
1951 to 1953 - Wallace & Clark Circus
1953 to 1954 - Pan American Carnival
1955 to 1967 - Gene Holters Hollywood Animal Actors
Died - May 18, 1967 ( Euthanasia )


Gentry Babe (Sahara) on Buckles BlogBlog articles where Gentry Babe (Sahara) is mentioned on http://bucklesw.blogspot.se
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