African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Joyce at Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure)

♀ Joyce
Joyce. Brookfield Zoo 09/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Joyce. Brookfield Zoo 09/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley


Identification

SSP nr462

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure), in United States

Date of arrival

2010-09-22Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure)
from Brookfield Zoo

2009-08-09Brookfield Zoo
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)

2007-00-00Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

2007-00-00Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)

2005-08-25Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
from Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo

1992-00-00Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo 1992-00-00
from George Carden Circus International

1987-00-00George Carden Circus International
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-01-27: Birth
2009-08-10: Transfer, Management, Text, Image
2009-11-15: Text
2010-01-16: Text
2010-01-31: Text, Image
2010-02-10: Text
2010-09-23: transfer
2021-09-18: Importer Arthur Jones

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:56:15
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Description

Location


Joyce is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure), in United States.

Joyce arrived Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure) 2010-09-22, relocated from Brookfield Zoo, in United States.

In Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure), Joyce lives together with 5 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Barbara born 1971
  2. ,   
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,   
  5. Lucy born 1971
  6. ,   
  7. Sheila born 1972
  8. ,   
  9. Tanya born 1969
  10. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Joyce was born wild 1983, captured 1984 . and imported 1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707


Comments / pictures

During their time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Joyce and Valerie were transferred to Riddle'e Elephant Sanctuary for a four month breeding loan. Neither elephant returned pregnant. In August 2009, Joyce was loaned to Chicago as a companion to the Brookfield Zoo's lone female African elephant Christy, after the death of Affie three months previous. During the introduction period between the two elephants, Joyce also made the transition from free to protected contact as per the philosophy of the Brookfield Zoo. Christy died four months later, leaving Joyce alone and the Brookfield Zoo without elephants of its own for the first time in its 75 year history.

Joyce measures nearly eight feet tall at the shoulder and weighs roughly 6800 pounds.

"Joyce is a female African elephant. She was born in 1983 in Zimbabwe, Africa. She came to Discovery Kingdom in 2005. Joyce is always busy doing something; bathing, playing with the hanging tire, eating, or socializing." SFDK Elephant Encounter Information Display



Joyce on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Joyce is mentioned on elephant-news.com

Joyce is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
Brookfield zoo's elephant gets new playmate - Elephant News
2010-01-12No packing it in on pachyderms - Elephant News
2010-02-05Brookfield zoo seeks a companion for its lone elephant, joyce - Elephant News



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Joyce, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2725. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:


Links

Internal relevant links

Joyce mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

Brookfield zoo's elephant gets new playmate - Elephant News
2010-01-12No packing it in on pachyderms - Elephant News
2010-02-05Brookfield zoo seeks a companion for its lone elephant, joyce - Elephant News

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  • Categories1983 births | Born in Zimbabwe | 1984 captures | 1984 imports | Elephants from Six Flags Wild Safari (Six Flags Great Adventure) | United States | African savanna elephants


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