Benjamin an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)


 ☨ ♂ Benjamin  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (381)
Origin
Born:* 1995-02-03 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Josky (Patne)
Death
Dead date: 1999-07-26
Death reason: accident: drowned
Locations
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1998-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 1995-00-00
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Document updated2009-12-13: SSP, Death, Text
2012-02-21: blue unit
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Description

† Benjamin is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States, of accident in 1999-07-26. Official death reason described as drowned. (see detailed list).

Origin


Benjamin was born captive-born 1995-02-03 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.

Parentage


Parents of Benjamin are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Josky (Patne) (mother).


Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Roman
  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 (Joe, Kalanan)
  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. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

Siblings through the mother Josky (Patne):

  1. 1984-00-00(F) Luna (Nancy)
  2. 1987-10-10 - † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  3. 1991-12-19 - † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  4. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.

Pedigree


Benjamins pedigree:
P I II III

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Sire:
Vance (Matt)

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Dame:
Josky (Patne)

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Comments / pictures

Sometimes stated as born at Ringling, but according to EEG Benjamin was born at Roman Schmitt.

Benjamin drowned in a pond while playing. During the season, the train had stopped to water the elephants.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Benjamin, an Asian at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2424. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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