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

♀ Sissy (Gerry II)


SSP nr17


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:Protected contact

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

Date of arrival

2000-01-26Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from El Paso Zoo

1998-11-04El Paso Zoo
from Houston Zoo

1998-04-30Houston Zoo
from Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville

1988-04-24Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville
from Fort Worth Zoo

1986-04-26Fort Worth Zoo
from Six Flags Over Texas

Record history
History of updates2010-09-23:�
2017-01-05: PC

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sissy (Gerry II) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Sissy (Gerry II) arrived 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 9 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Billie born 1962
  2. ,   
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,   
  5. Flora born 1982
  6. ,   
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. ,   
  9. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  10. ,   
  11. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  12. ,   
  13. Sukari born 1984
  14. ,   
  15. Tange born 1975
  16. ,   
  17. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  18. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Sissy (Gerry II) was born wild 1968.

Comments / pictures

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, (2021). Sissy (Gerry II), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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