Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Gary Jacobson in United States

♂ Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)


SSP nr260


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 39 years old
Body weight: 7272.73 kg, 16000.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1984-02-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Mala (Lalea)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gary Jacobson, in United States

Date of arrival

1994-02-28Gary Jacobson
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1993-10-03Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Gary Jacobson

Gary Jacobson
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1989-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Robert Bobby Moore

1985-12-02Robert Bobby Moore
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2011-04-20: Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) is a living castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Gary Jacobson, in United States.

Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) arrived in 1994-02-28 to Gary Jacobson, relocated from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States.

In Gary Jacobson, Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) lives as single living elephant at this location


Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) was born captive-born 1984-02-02 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.


Parents of Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Mala (Lalea) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  4. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  5. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  6. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  7. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  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 Mala (Lalea):

  1. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  2. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  3. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  4. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree


Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)s ancestral Pedigree:

Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Mala (Lalea)

Born: 1970

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Comments / pictures

Smokey was renamed by Bobby Moore, originally named after Ronald Regan following his birth in 1984. He was the last of the Roman Schmitt calves. In April 2011, he was reported by Gary Jacobson to weigh 16000 pounds.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Gary Jacobson in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 January 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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