Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr260

Description

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

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Mala
Death
Dead: 2023-02-00?
Death location: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Gary Jacobson

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 1985-12-02
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2023-05-17

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† Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) is a dead castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-02-00? at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States, .

Affiliated people

1: Gary Jacobson (owner to 1993)




Origin

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

Parentage


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

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1985-11-24 -- † 2022-11-00 (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:

  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

Pedigree


Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Mala

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3069. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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