Butch (Mickey) an African savanna elephant at Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS)


♂ Butch (Mickey)



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 40 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (442)
Status:castrated
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1983
Imported:1984
Locations
Present / last location:Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2001-04-00Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS)
from Barnyard Attractions
Barnyard Attractions 1985-00-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1984-00-00
from Kruger National Park

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Butch (Mickey) is a castrated Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS), in United States.

Butch (Mickey) arrived in Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS) 2001-04-00, relocated from Barnyard Attractions, in United States.

In Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS), Butch (Mickey) lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Buffy born 1982
  2. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Butch (Mickey) was born wild 1981 at Kruger National Park, captured 1983 . and imported 1984


Comments / pictures

Butch is an maturing African bull elephant. Our understanding is that he arrived into this country in Texas. He was to be someone's pet. When they realized he was going to be a "large" pet, they decided they could not take care of him and he was sold to someone else. He was later bought at auction by the previous owner of the petting zoo. Butch is generally a friendly, kind, dependable elephant. He has begun to show signs of musth - even though we had been told that he had been castrated - over the last two years. We are currently monitoring testosterone levels in his blood in an attempt to anticipate the onset on musth this year. He has had some problems with one of his feet but with appropriate care, this has been successfully remedied.
Administrative Assistant Beverly Allen, BarnYard Attractions, 24th Aug 1998



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Butch (Mickey), an African savanna at Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 March 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2430. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Beverly Allen, BarnYard Attractions, 24th Aug 1998

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