Cosi (Bud)
African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Cosi (Bud)  dead elephant


SSP nr116


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1972
Imported:1972? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1991-11-10
Death reason: disease: intestinal blockage
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of arrival

1972-06-19Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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History of updates2021-01-15

Latest document update2021-09-18 08:46:49
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† Cosi (Bud) is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1991-11-10 at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States, . Official death reason described as intestinal blockage.


Cosi (Bud) was born wild 1971, captured 1972 . and imported 1972? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

He had a broken tusk, so the confirmation of what remained could have been influenced by that break, as often happens. The remaining tusk was very straight, but did not point straight down - not a deal breaker. His overall size at 19 years of age was typical of a cyclotis male, and the sweep and shape of his ear was very consistent with cyclotis. He was imported out of Sierra Leone. He also looked very much like the cyclotis I saw in Garamba, who were the remnants of the Group from Gangala-na-Bodio the Belgians training center in then-Zaire.
Harry Peachey, Columbus Zoo, 2010

"Bud, an African bull elephant, died of an intestinal obstruction in 1991 at age 20 after living at the zoo for 19 years. Parts of his body were taken to OSU's veterinary school for study. His Skull was kept at the zoo for educational purposes."

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Cosi (Bud), African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1991 deaths | 1971 births | Born in Sierra Leone | 1972 captures | 1972 imports | Elephants from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium | United States | African forest elephants

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