Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Two Tails Ranch in United States

♀ Shell
Alternative name: Schell, Tummy III, Tumthong III


SSP nr448


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Two Tails Ranch, in United States

Date of arrival

Two Tails Ranch
from Tarzan Zerbini Circus

1988-09-13Tarzan Zerbini Circus
from Gee Gee Engesser

1979-00-00Gee Gee Engesser
from Bucky Steele

1971-10-15Bucky Steele
from Indianapolis Zoo

Record history
History of updates2014-05-28: Previous locations, Name, Article RE
2018-08-08: transferred Two Tail

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Shell is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Two Tails Ranch, in United States.

Shell arrived to Two Tails Ranch unknown date, relocated from Tarzan Zerbini Circus, in United States.


Shell lives together with 5 other elephants at the private owner Two Tails Ranch:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Asha born 1983
  2. Bunny II born 1972
  3. Marie born 1973
  4. Patty
  5. Tika


Shell was born wild 1966.

Comments / pictures

01/1987 to 04/1987 - 2 months at Miami MetroZoo ( Roxie, Schell )

Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Washington Park Children's Zoo - Indianapolis"

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shell, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Two Tails Ranch in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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