Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Yeap (Gyp, Gypsy, Shipp) at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)

 ☨ ♀ Yeap (Gyp, Gypsy, Shipp)  


SSP nr650


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico

Date of Arrival
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1973-12-14Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
from Mexico unspecified location
Mexico unspecified location
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus 1961-00-00
from ACME Circus Corporation (Bob Snowden)
ACME Circus Corporation (Bob Snowden) 1961-00-00
from Tony Gentry

Document updated2009-03-22: Previous locations, Name, Text RE
2011-02-05: Merge of duplicate elephants RE
2012-05-28: Previous locations RE
2012-06-06: Birth year estimate RE
2018-02-27: reported dead
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† Yeap (Gyp, Gypsy, Shipp) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo), in Mexico, . (see detailed list).


Yeap (Gyp, Gypsy, Shipp) was born wild 1952.

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Tony Gentry received Burma in 1953. He would eventually present three elephants. Burma and Gypsy were sold in 1961 to Bob Snowden of Acme Circus Corporation, later heading to Clyde Beatty - Cole Brothers Circus. Rex Williams immediately changed their names to Bee and Gyp. The two elephants would remain together upon their sale to Africam Safari in Mexico in 1973. Bee would later be sold to the Toluca Zoo.

In October 2010, Africam Safari celebrated Yeap's 72nd birthday.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Yeap (Gyp, Gypsy, Shipp), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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