Gunther an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation


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

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (537)
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 (Lalea)
Locations
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2005-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 2004-00-00
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Document updated2010-11-20: Text, Management, Image RE
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Gunther is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

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

In Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, Gunther lives together with 33 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Alana born 1976
  2. ,
  3. Angelica born 1997-06-23
  4. ,
  5. April born 2010-04-03
  6. ,
  7. Aree born 2005-04-21
  8. ,
  9. Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  10. ,
  11. Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  12. ,
  13. Baby born 1961
  14. ,
  15. Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  16. ,
  17. Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  18. ,
  19. Bonnie born 1994-10-29
  20. ,
  21. Charlie born 1973
  22. ,
  23. Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  24. ,
  25. Emma (Wally) born 1971
  26. ,
  27. Icky II born 1978
  28. ,
  29. Irvin born 2005-06-01
  30. ,
  31. Juliet (Juliette) born 1992-12-30
  32. ,
  33. Kelly Ann born 1996-01-01
  34. ,
  35. Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  36. ,
  37. Luna (Nancy) born 1984-00-00
  38. ,
  39. Mable born 2006-04-06
  40. ,
  41. Mala (Lalea) born 1970
  42. ,
  43. Mysore II born 1948
  44. ,
  45. Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  46. ,
  47. P.T. born 2002-05-21
  48. ,
  49. Piper born 2012-08-13
  50. ,
  51. Sally born 1974
  52. ,
  53. Sara born 2001-04-16
  54. ,
  55. Sarah born 1957
  56. ,
  57. Shirley born 1995-02-19
  58. ,
  59. Siam II born 1978
  60. ,
  61. Toby born 1961
  62. ,
  63. Tonka (Barbie) born 1983-08-23
  64. ,
  65. Vance (Matt) born 1963
  66. , (see detailed list).

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 (Lalea) (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 (Lalea):

  1. 1984-02-02(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 pedigree:
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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Gunther, an Asian at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2186. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Ryan Easley, USA

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