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

♂ 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 ♂ 20 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 (Lalea)
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 updates2010-11-20: Text, Management, Image RE
2012-02-28: bu

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

Location


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.

Gunther lives together with 23 other elephants at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation:
  1. 1. ♀ Alana born 1976
  2. 2. ♀ Aree born 2005-04-21
  3. 3. ♀ Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  4. 4. ♀ Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  5. 5. ♀ Baby born 1961
  6. 6. ♀ Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  7. 7. ♂ Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  8. 8. ♂ Charlie born 1973
  9. 9. ♀ Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  10. 10. ♀ Emma (Wally) born 1971
  11. 11. ♀ Icky II born 1978
  12. 12. ♂ Irvin born 2005-06-01
  13. 13. ♀ Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  14. 14. ♀ Mala (Lalea) born 1970
  15. 15. ♂ Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  16. 16. ♂ P.T. born 2002-05-21
  17. 17. ♀ Sally born 1974
  18. 18. ♀ Sara born 2001-04-16
  19. 19. ♀ Sarah born 1957
  20. 20. ♀ Shirley born 1995-02-19
  21. 21. ♀ Siam II born 1978
  22. 22. ♀ Toby born 1961
  23. 23. ♂ Vance (Matt) born 1963

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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 ancestral Pedigree:
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Charlie

Born: 1973

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Mala (Lalea)

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, (2021). Gunther, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2186. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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