Sneezy
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tulsa Zoo in United States

♂ Sneezy

Identification

SSP nr160

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1986-10-05
(dead † 1993-11-26)
Maverick SSP id: 262

2. Born 1998-11-06
(dead † 1998-11-06)
stillborn

3. Born 2008-08-14
(dead † 2008-08-14)
miscarriage SSP id: 731

4. Born 2011-04-15
(dead † 2015-10-01)
Malee SSP id: 736
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tulsa Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1977-07-29Tulsa Zoo
from Memphis Zoo

1974-07-18Memphis Zoo
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

1972-00-00Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills

Record history
History of updates2009-04-04: Previous locations, Management, Text
2009-04-12: Text
2009-10-09: 

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


Sneezy is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Tulsa Zoo, in United States.

Sneezy arrived in 1977-07-29 to the Tulsa Zoo, relocated from the Memphis Zoo, in United States.

Sneezy lives together with 2 other elephants at the Tulsa Zoo:
  1. Booper born 1972
  2. Sookie (Sooky) born 1972


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

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 1986-10-05 -- † 1993-11-26 Maverick SSP id: 262
  2. (F) 1998-11-06 -- † 1998-11-06 stillborn
  3. (F) 2008-08-14 -- † 2008-08-14 miscarriage SSP id: 731
  4. (F) 2011-04-15 -- † 2015-10-01 Malee SSP id: 736

Origin


Sneezy was born wild 1973.


Comments / pictures

In 1972, the Laguna Hills Lion Country Safari in California imported seven Asian calves and dubbed them the "Seven Dwarves." They came from Thailand and cost $800 per elephant. Shortly thereafter they were transferred to the West Palm Beach Lion Country Safari in Florida, minus one that died beforehand.
Sneezy (SB160) was sold to the Memphis Zoo in July 1974 and has resided at the Tulsa Zoo since 1977. Happy (SB208) and Grumpy (SB168) were sold to the Bronx Zoo in March 1977. Happy still lives there with two other females Asian elephants, whereas Grumpy died in 2002. Dopey (SB148, later renamed Cindy) and Bashful (SB151, later renamed Jaz) were sold to Howard Johnson in May 1978 and transferred to his son Gary Johnson of Have Trunk Will Travel in 1987, eventually joining the George Carden Circus in 1993 where they still perform today. Doc (SB272, later renamed Vance) was sold to Bill Swain in June 1980, sold again to Mike Hackenberger of the Bowmanville Zoo eight years later, and died in 2007. The last dwarf, Sleepy, was the calf that never left California.
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sneezy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tulsa Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2438. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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