Janice (Jaz, Bashful) an Asian elephant at B and C Ranch (Bret Carden)

♀ Janice (Jaz, Bashful)


SSP nr151


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Body weight: 3272.73 kg, 7200.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:B and C Ranch (Bret Carden), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-00-00B and C Ranch (Bret Carden)
from George Carden Circus International
George Carden Circus International 1993-06-01
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1987-05-01
from Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson 1978-05-01
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1972-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills

Document updated2009-02-02: Previous locations, Name, Management RE
2009-02-06: Previous locations, Text RE
2009-04-04: Previous locations, Text RE
2009-04-12: Name, Text RE
2010-12-05: Weight RE
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Janice (Jaz, Bashful) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at B and C Ranch (Bret Carden), in United States.

Janice (Jaz, Bashful) arrived B and C Ranch (Bret Carden) 2006-00-00, relocated from George Carden Circus International, in United States.

In B and C Ranch (Bret Carden), Janice (Jaz, Bashful) lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Tory born 1963
  2. , (see detailed list).


Janice (Jaz, Bashful) was born wild 1972.

Comments / pictures

Jaz, Dutchess, and Tory were all sold by George Carden to his son Bret Carden in 2006. //Bob Cline

In August 2007, Dutchess and Janice attended the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. Janice, 31, weighed 7,200 pounds and 34-year-old Dutchess weighed 8,000 pounds.

In 1972, the Laguna Hills Lion Country Safari in California imported seven Asian calves and dubbed them the "Seven Dwarves." They came from Thailand and cost $800 per elephant. Shortly thereafter they were transferred to the West Palm Beach Lion Country Safari in Florida, minus one that died beforehand.
Sneezy (SB160) was sold to the Memphis Zoo in July 1974 and has resided at the Tulsa Zoo since 1977. Happy (SB208) and Grumpy (SB168) were sold to the Bronx Zoo in March 1977. Happy still lives there with two other females Asian elephants, whereas Grumpy died in 2002. Dopey (SB148, later renamed Cindy) and Bashful (SB151, later renamed Jaz) were sold to Howard Johnson in May 1978 and transferred to his son Gary Johnson of Have Trunk Will Travel in 1987, eventually joining the George Carden Circus in 1993 where they still perform today. Doc (SB272, later renamed Vance) was sold to Bill Swain in June 1980, sold again to Mike Hackenberger of the Bowmanville Zoo eight years later, and died in 2007. The last dwarf, Sleepy, was the calf that never left California.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Janice (Jaz, Bashful), an Asian elephant at B and C Ranch (Bret Carden) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1924. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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