Buffy at EARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society)

Female African Bush elephant Buffy at EARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society)

ID Number:   SSP Number: 450 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 36 years
Management:Free contact
Location:EARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society)
ArrivedEARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society) 2001-04-00
from Barnyard Attractions
Barnyard Attractions 1986-00-00
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1984-00-00
Born:1982 wild
Capture: 1984
Document updated2012-05-24: Previous locations, SSP, Birth RE
Buffy is an (approximately) 16 - 18 year old female African elephant. She gives rides to children as she travels withour petting zoo. Buffy is generally more "emotional" and "temperamental" that our male African elephant, Butch....she WILL have your attention if she wants it. She is not destructive, but determinedly "playful" if she feels she is being ignored. She will throw hay at her keeper or try and untie her rope or the ropes on the animal tents if she can get to them if she wants attention. Buffy can also be the antagonist in "play" with Butch - she has pushed him through the electric fence several times - until she learned that when he touched the wire, she would get a jolt as well - and we have since separated them. Buffy is quite a character - she and Butch keep us on our toes at all times!
Administrative Assistant Beverly Allen, BarnYard Attractions, 24th Aug 1998

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