Buke an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bucky Steele

☨ Buke
ID Number:   SSP Number: 201 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Dead date: 2002-11-01
Death reason: killed: shot
Location:Bucky Steele
ArrivalBucky Steele 1995-07-26 from Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo 1993-01-28
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1983-04-10
from Bucky Steele
Born:* 1969 wild Myanmar
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 9 babies

  1. (unknown) 1978 -- † 1978 unknown
  2. (M) 1978-02-01 -- † 1978-02-01 stillborn, SSP nr: 206
  3. (M) 1981-10-22 -- † 1983-05-01 Shoney, SSP nr: 266
  4. (M) 1991-04-04 Colonel Tusk (Boy), SSP nr: 327
  5. (F) 1994-04-11 -- † 1994-04-11 Maya, SSP nr: 354
  6. (F) 1996 -- † 1996-00-00 stillborn, SSP nr: 748
  7. (F) 1998-09-06 -- † 2004-04-12 Baby Jennie, SSP nr: 616
  8. (F) 1999-03 -- † 1999-03 none
  9. (M) 2003-08-20 Obert, SSP nr: 615
Document updated2009-01-25: Death RE
2009-01-30: Birth RE
2012-05-16: Text RE
Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Endangered Ark Foundation - Breeding Program," 05/16/2012

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Buke, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bucky Steele in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=747. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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