Bonnie
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
White Oak Conservation in United States

♀ Bonnie
Bonnie & Barack. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 10/2010. Photo: � Ringling Brothers on Facebook.
Bonnie & Barack. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 10/2010. Photo: � Ringling Brothers on Facebook.

Identification

SSP nr380

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1994-10-29 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Sid (Sue)
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2009-01-19 Barack (Rocky) SSP id: 656
Locations - owners
Present / last location:White Oak Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

2021-04-00White Oak Conservation
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

2016-00-00Ringling 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)
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 updates2009-01-29: SSP, Status, Text RE
2010-01-27: Text RE
2010-11-14: Image, Text RE
2010-11-20: Location RE
2012-02-21: blue unit
2016-12-30: transfer

Latest document update2020-11-03 10:50:29
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Biography

Location


Bonnie is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the White Oak Conservation, in United States.

Bonnie arrived in 2021-04-00 to the White Oak Conservation, relocated from the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Bonnie lives together with 9 other elephants at the White Oak Conservation:
  1. Angelica born 1997-06-23
  2. April born 2010-04-03
  3. Asha born 2002-03-05
  4. Juliet (Juliette) born 1992-12-30
  5. Kelly Ann born 1996-01-01
  6. Luna (Nancy) born 1984-00-00
  7. Mable born 2006-04-06
  8. Piper born 2012-08-13
  9. Tonka (Barbie) born 1983-08-23


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 2009-01-19 Barack (Rocky) SSP id: 656

Origin


Bonnie was born captive-born 1994-10-29 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.

Parentage


Parents of Bonnie are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Sid (Sue) (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. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

Siblings through the mother Sid (Sue):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  3. 1991-01-06 - † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle

Pedigree


Bonnies ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Bonnie

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Sid (Sue)

Born: 1964

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Comments / pictures

Barack, born on "inaugural eve of the 44th President of the United States at 11:50 p.m. and weighing 250 pounds," was the 22nd birth for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation. His birth was also the first calf born to the Ringling program via artificial insemination. His dam was fourteen year old, first time mother Bonnie, taken off the road just a few months before the birth. The father was determined by DNA testing; two male donors were used in the insemination process.

In January 2010, after appearing at the first two stops of the new Ringling Blue Unit Tour in Orlando and Jacksonville, year old Barack and his mother were returned to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk County after he contracted the deadly elephant herpes virus. At the time, it was unsure whether he would return to the road later in the season. Barack and Bonnie returned in July after his full recovery.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bonnie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at White Oak Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2425. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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