Gunther
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States

Biography
♂ Gunther
Gunther. Ringling
Gunther. Ringling's Center for Elephant Conservation 11/2010. Photo: © Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Facebook

Identification

SSP nr537

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2001-11-18 captive-born
Birth place: in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Birth weight 136.00 kgs, 299.20 lbs

Parents: Charlie x ♀ Mala
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

2005-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

2004-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Record history
History of updates2023-05-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography


Gunther is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Gunther arrived in 2005-00-00 to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, relocated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States.


Social

Gunther lives together with 16 other elephants at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Alana born 1976
  2. 2. ♀ Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  3. 3. ♀ Baby born 1961
  4. 4. ♀ Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  5. 5. ♂ Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  6. 6. ♀ Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  7. 7. ♀ Emma (Wally) born 1971
  8. 8. ♀ Icky II born 1978
  9. 9. ♂ Irvin born 2005-06-01
  10. 10. ♀ Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  11. 11. ♂ Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  12. 12. ♂ P.T. born 2002-05-21
  13. 13. ♀ Sally born 1974
  14. 14. ♀ Sara born 2001-04-16
  15. 15. ♀ Siam II born 1978
  16. 16. ♂ Vance (Matt) born 1963


Origin

Gunther was born captive-born 2001-11-18 at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation.

Parentage


Parents of Gunther are: ♂ Charlie (father) and ♀ Mala (mother).

Siblings through the father Charlie:

  1. 1997-05-08(M) Doc
  2. 1997-06-23(F) Angelica
  3. 1999-08-16(M) Ozzie (Osgood)
  4. 2001-04-16(F) Sara
  5. 2002-01-29(F) Rudy
  6. 2002-03-05(F) Asha
  7. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.
  8. 2005-02 -- † 2005-02 (F) stillborn
  9. 2005-04-21(F) Aree
  10. 2005-06-01(M) Irvin
  11. 2005-07-30 -- † 2005-08-09 (F) Bertha
  12. 2008-11-09(F) Sundara
  13. 2010-04-03(F) April

Siblings through the mother Mala:

  1. 1984-02-02 - † 2023-02-00? (M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  2. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  3. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  4. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree

Pedigree


Gunthers ancestral Pedigree:
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Charlie

Born: 1973

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Mala

Born: 1970

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Comments / pictures

Gunther started the Gold or Hometown Units inaugural tour with Doc in 2004. They came back to start the 2005 season on the Gold unit again but were pulled off the road by the summer. Gunther never went out again.Bob Cline

Gunther was named after Ringling's animal training superstar, Gunther Gebel-Williams.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gunther, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2186. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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