Sissy (Gerry II) an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Sissy (Gerry II)
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (17)
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival

2000-01-26Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from El Paso Zoo
El Paso Zoo 1998-11-04
from Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo 1998-04-30
from Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville
Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville 1988-04-24
from Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo 1986-04-26
from Six Flags Over Texas

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Sissy (Gerry II) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Sissy (Gerry II) arrived in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2000-01-26, relocated from El Paso Zoo, in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Sissy (Gerry II) lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Shirley born 1948
  2. ,
  3. Billie (Billy) born 1953
  4. ,
  5. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  6. ,
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. ,
  9. Debbie born 1971
  10. ,
  11. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  12. ,
  13. Tange born 1975
  14. ,
  15. Flora born 1982
  16. ,
  17. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  18. ,
  19. Sukari born 1984
  20. , (see detailed list).


Sissy (Gerry II) was born wild 1968.

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Gerry II was suspected of killing zoo supervisor Lee Rhoades of Gainesville, either accidentally or in self-defense during a routine cage visit. An investigation was inconclusive, but the City Council voted to move the elephant to another zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sissy (Gerry II), an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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