Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Kenny (Kenneth) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)


 ☨ ♂ Kenny (Kenneth)  

Identification

SSP nr360

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Origin
Born:* 1994-08-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Minyak
Death
Dead: 1998
Death reason: disease: bloody diarrhea
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States

Date of arrival

1995-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2012-02-22: 

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

† Kenny (Kenneth) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1998 at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States, . Official death reason described as bloody diarrhea.

Origin


Kenny (Kenneth) was born captive-born 1994-08-19 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.

Parentage


Parents of Kenny (Kenneth) are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Minyak (mother).


Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo (Joe, Kalanan)
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  9. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  10. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  11. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  12. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  13. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  14. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  15. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  16. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  17. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  18. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  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 Minyak:

  1. 1983-08-23(F) Tonka (Barbie)
  2. 1987-04-02 - † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  3. 1992-10-17 - † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn

Pedigree


Kenny (Kenneth)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Kenny (Kenneth)

Sire:
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Minyak

Born: 1966
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Comments / pictures

In 1996 Kenny was on the red unit according to EEG.

In the death of Kenny, the USDA charged Ringling with “Animal Welfare Act Violations in the failure to provide veterinary care,” and Ringling paid $20,000 to settle out of court (August 28, 1998). The USDA concluded:

Kenny, the baby endangered Asian elephant, was forced to perform in Jacksonville, Florida, despite obvious illness. He was found dead hours later in a pool of bloody diarrhea.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kenny (Kenneth), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3366. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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