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

♀ Shirley

Identification

SSP nr382

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1995-02-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Mala (Lalea)
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2003-12-05
(dead † 2004-08-05)
Riccardo SSP id: 549

2. Born 2006-04-06 Mable SSP id: 644

3. Born 2012-08-13 Piper Local id: 24 SSP id: 739
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

1995-02-19Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1998-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

1995-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2021-12-03

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


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

Shirley arrived in 1995-02-19 to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, relocated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States.

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

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 2003-12-05 -- † 2004-08-05 Riccardo SSP id: 549
  2. (F) 2006-04-06 Mable SSP id: 644
  3. (F) 2012-08-13 Piper Local id: 24 SSP id: 739

Origin


Shirley was born captive-born 1995-02-19 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.

Parentage


Parents of Shirley are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Mala (Lalea) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  9. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  10. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  11. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  12. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  13. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  14. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  15. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  16. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  17. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  18. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  19. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  20. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  21. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

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. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree

Pedigree


Shirleys ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Shirley

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Mala (Lalea)

Born: 1970

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Shirley, 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=2399. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
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