Mala (Lalea) an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation


♀ Mala (Lalea)

Identification

SSP nr254

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) SSP id: 260

2. Born 1988-01-16 Hank SSP id: 276

3. Born 1992-04-04 Tanya SSP id: 331

4. Born 1995-02-19 Shirley SSP id: 382

5. Born 2001-11-18 Gunther SSP id: 537

6. Born 2005-04-21 Aree SSP id: 633
Locations
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1984-09-15Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden 1984-09-14
from Circus World
Circus World 1974-02-04
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1972-00-00
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 1967-00-00
from Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus)

Document updated2009-03-15: Name, Text
2012-02-28: bu
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Location


Mala (Lalea) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Mala (Lalea) arrived Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 1984-09-15, relocated from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden, in United States.

In Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, Mala (Lalea) lives together with 23 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Alana born 1976
  2. ,
  3. Aree born 2005-04-21
  4. ,
  5. Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  6. ,
  7. Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  8. ,
  9. Baby born 1961
  10. ,
  11. Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  12. ,
  13. Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  14. ,
  15. Charlie born 1973
  16. ,
  17. Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  18. ,
  19. Emma (Wally) born 1971
  20. ,
  21. Gunther born 2001-11-18
  22. ,
  23. Icky II born 1978
  24. ,
  25. Irvin born 2005-06-01
  26. ,
  27. Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  28. ,
  29. Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  30. ,
  31. P.T. born 2002-05-21
  32. ,
  33. Sally born 1974
  34. ,
  35. Sara born 2001-04-16
  36. ,
  37. Sarah born 1957
  38. ,
  39. Shirley born 1995-02-19
  40. ,
  41. Siam II born 1978
  42. ,
  43. Toby born 1961
  44. ,
  45. Vance (Matt) born 1963
  46. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) SSP id: 260
  2. (M) 1988-01-16 Hank SSP id: 276
  3. (F) 1992-04-04 Tanya SSP id: 331
  4. (F) 1995-02-19 Shirley SSP id: 382
  5. (M) 2001-11-18 Gunther SSP id: 537
  6. (F) 2005-04-21 Aree SSP id: 633

Origin


Mala (Lalea) was born wild 1970.


Comments / pictures

I was told to report to Venice in October of 1973 since they wanted these elephants out of winter quarters by Thanksgiving so as not to interfere with the Blue Show rehearsal.
When I arrived these seven elephants were named (L to R) Matsho, Patna, Assam, Sheva, Sandry, Mala and Minyak, mostly out of vanity I immediately changed most of their names with the intention of leaving my stamp on Ringling elephants that would be around for the next half century.
By the time this picture was taken in the Venice Arena their names were "Hope" for my sister in law, "Josky", "Babe" for my mother, "Barbara" for my wife, "Sophie" for Chappie's wife, "Lalea" for my mother in law and I kept the same name for "Minyak" since I liked the name.
Over the next few years as the result of bartering "Hope" went to Rex Williams who renamed her "Gyp" and "Babe" wound up in the Columbus Zoo.
Nobody could remember my mother in law's name so it reverted back to "Mala".

Buckles Web Log, Circus World 1974 #8, 2009-03-10

This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants: Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope. The Park opened Feb. 21 and two days later I took delivery on "Bonnie" an African and then on July 21, an Asian male "Hugo" from the Jacksonville Zoo"
Buckles Web Log, To Cindy Potter, 2007-03-08



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mala (Lalea), an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1707. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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