Minnie (Packy II, Talli) an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Minnie (Packy II, Talli)
At over 11,000 hefty pounds, Minnie weighs in as our largest Asian elephant at the Sanctuary.<br />
At over 11,000 hefty pounds, Minnie weighs in as our largest Asian elephant at the Sanctuary. http://www.elephants.com/

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (506)
Body height: 3.05 meter, 10.0 feet
Body weight: 5059.09 kg, 11130.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-01-31Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1995-00-00
from Circus Vargas
Circus Vargas 1980-00-00
from Alberta Game Farm

Document updated2011-01-02: Name, Image, Text RE
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Minnie (Packy II, Talli) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Minnie (Packy II, Talli) arrived in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2006-01-31, relocated from Hawthorn Corporation, in United States.

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

  1. Billie (Billy) born 1953
  2. ,
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Flora born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  8. ,
  9. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  10. ,
  11. Shirley born 1948
  12. ,
  13. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  14. ,
  15. Sukari born 1984
  16. ,
  17. Tange born 1975
  18. ,
  19. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  20. , (see detailed list).


Minnie (Packy II, Talli) was born wild 1966.

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After being purchased by Circus Vargas, Talli's name was changed to Minnie.

In 1995, Minnie, Lottie, Gypsy and Sue were sold to the Hawthorn Corporation from Circus Vargas.

As a result of USDA prosecutions against the Hawthorn Corporation for violations of the Animal Welfare Act for inadequate care and mistreatment of its elephants, Minnie was sent to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the first of eight owned by John Cuneo.

From Wayne Jackson:
-Packy II-Asian female (also known as Talli)
-Sold to Circus Vargas (name changed to Minnie)
-Sold to Hawthorn Circus Corp.
-Sent to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Minnie (Packy II, Talli), an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1467. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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