Irene an Asian elephant at Albuquerque Biological Park

♀ Irene
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (523)
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1970
Present / last location:Albuquerque Biological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1998-08-13Albuquerque Biological Park
from King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport)
King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport) 1994-00-00
from Great American Circus
Great American Circus 1985-00-00
from Hoxie's Great American Circus
Hoxie's Great American Circus 1983-00-00
from Hoxie Brothers Circus

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Irene is a confiscated Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Albuquerque Biological Park, in United States.

Irene arrived in Albuquerque Biological Park 1998-08-13, relocated from King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport), in United States.

In Albuquerque Biological Park, Irene lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Albert born 1998-11-29
  2. ,
  3. Alice born 1974
  4. ,
  5. Jazmine born 2013-10-02
  6. ,
  7. Rozie (Rozana) born 1992-11-08
  8. ,
  9. Thorn born 2018-05-04
  10. , (see detailed list).


Irene was born wild 1967, captured 1970 .

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Janet, Kelly and Irene became a three act put together from the Hoxie herd by Johnny Harriott to go to Venezuala for Jimmy Harrington. They would later become the Great American herd on Allen Hill's show.

Irene was sold to Gopher Davenport and was confiscated by Albuquerque officials, along with an African cow named Donna, following the death of an elephant abandoned in a trailer in a parking lot.

2010: Irene is the matriarch of the Albuquerque Zoo's herd of six elephants, including two young males and a newborn calf.

Records about Irene from Bob Cline
1980 - Hoxie Bros. Circus
1984 - Hoxie's Great American Circus
1985 to 1994 - Allan C. Hill's Great American Circus
1994 to 1998 - King Royal Circus ( Gopher Davenport )
1998 - Rio Grande Zoo

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Irene, an Asian at Albuquerque Biological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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