Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) at San Diego Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo)  

Identification

SSP nr491

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1900 captive-born
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location

Parents: x ♀ Veneda
Imported:1902
Death
Dead: 1939
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Locations
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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1937-10-01San Diego Zoo
from Cole Brothers Circus
Cole Brothers Circus 1935-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1928-00-00
from Unknown
Unknown 1920-00-00
from Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)
Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan) 1903-00-00
from Campbell-Bailey-Hutchinson Circus
Campbell-Bailey-Hutchinson Circus 1920-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1919-00-00
from R.T. Richards Circus
R.T. Richards Circus 1917-00-00
from Wheeler Brothers Circus
Wheeler Brothers Circus 1916-00-00
from Barton and Bailey Circus

Document updated2009-01-12: Previous locations, Text
2010-09-29: mankiller
2010-11-23: euthanised
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Description

† Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at San Diego Zoo, in United States, from euthanised 1939. Official death reason described as aggressive. (see detailed list).

Origin


Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) was born captive-born 1900 at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1902

Parentage


Parents of Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Veneda (mother).


Pedigree


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Comments / pictures

"One of the most memorable events during Souder's career was the delivery of "Vanita" from the Hagenbeck Zoo in 1903 along with her nursing calf. The Ringlings couldn't resist the temptation of announcing she was born in winter quarters, hence the name "Baby Baraboo".
She eventually developed an evil disposition and was sold to Wm. P. Hall in 1911 who leased her to a variety of shows until she was sold by the Hall Estate to the new Cole Bros. Circus in 1935.
My father was around her (now called "Boo") when he worked for Hall and told me of many adventures they had."

Perl Souder #3, Buckles Web Log, 05/14/06

Leo Crook and Arthur Hoffman leased four elephants from Hall for the Cook and Cole Circus in 1927. In this herd were two famous elephants, old Major and Boo. Boo was originally Baby Baraboo on the Ringling Bros. Circus in 1903. She was sold to Hall about 1917, along with the Lockhart pair. When the Cook and Cole show closed after playing twelve dates, the four bulls were shipped back to Lancaster.
William P. Hall By Fred D. Pfening, III. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 6 (Nov-bDec), 1966, pp. 4-17.

Records about Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
In 1937, the Cole Bros. Circus gave the Zoo two female elephants: Tommy and the infamous Boo. Soon tiring of Boo’s homicidal tendencies, Wegeforth had her executed.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=935. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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  • In 1937, the Cole Bros. Circus gave the Zoo two female elephants: Tommy and the infamous Boo. Soon tiring of Boo’s homicidal tendencies, Wegeforth had her executed.

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