Banana at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

† Banana
ID Number:   SSP Number: 119 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Dead date: 2012-01-23
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
ArrivedRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 2010-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit) 1968-11-00
from Circus Williams
Born:1957 wild
Document updated2012-02-01: dead
Since 2010, Banana has lived at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® in central Florida, where she spent time with the herd and was cared for by dedicated members of the Ringling Bros. animal care and veterinary team. Unfortunately, Ringling Bros. veterinary staff recently concluded that euthanasia was appropriate due to Banana’s declining health.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.feldentertainment.com/Press/PressRelease.aspx?id=57234
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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