Minyak
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Minyak  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr255

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Origin
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2012-06-27
Death reason: unknown:
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1983-08-23 Tonka (Barbie) SSP id: 256

2. Born 1987-04-02
(dead † 2006)
Ceasar SSP id: 274

3. Born 1992-10-17
(dead † 1992-10-17)
stillborn SSP id: 733

4. Born 1994-08-19
(dead † 1998)
Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

1984-09-15Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

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

1984-09-14Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
from Circus World (Polk City)

1974-02-04Circus World (Polk City)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

1972-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

1967-00-00Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 1967-00-00
from Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus)

Record history
History of updates2009-02-28:�Text, Source
2009-03-15:�Text
2012-02-21:�blue unit
2012-05-29:�Retired RE
2012-07-11:�dead
2016-01-24: death date

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

† Minyak is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2012-06-27 at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States, .

Offspring


  1. (F) 1983-08-23 Tonka (Barbie) SSP id: 256
  2. (M) 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 Ceasar SSP id: 274
  3. (F) 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 stillborn SSP id: 733
  4. (M) 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360

Origin


Minyak was born wild 1966.


Comments / pictures

In Feburary 1974, the first 17 elephants arrived at Circus World from Venice - Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope.
In 1979, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus presented the Blue Unit with the "Minyak Five" (Minyak, Mala, Barbara, Josky and Sophie) and the the "Center Ring Five" (Carmen, Zina, Peggy, Hugo and Gilda).
In 2008, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus presented the Blue Unit with Bonnie, Juliette, Karen, Kelly Ann, Minyak, Nicole and Sarah.

I was told to report to Venice in October of 1973 since they wanted these elephants out of winter quarters by Thanksgiving so as not to interfere with the Blue Show rehearsal.
When I arrived these seven elephants were named (L to R) Matsho, Patna, Assam, Sheva, Sandry, Mala and Minyak, mostly out of vanity I immediately changed most of their names with the intention of leaving my stamp on Ringling elephants that would be around for the next half century.
By the time this picture was taken in the Venice Arena their names were "Hope" for my sister in law, "Josky", "Babe" for my mother, "Barbara" for my wife, "Sophie" for Chappie's wife, "Lalea" for my mother in law and I kept the same name for "Minyak" since I liked the name.
Over the next few years as the result of bartering "Hope" went to Rex Williams who renamed her "Gyp" and "Babe" wound up in the Columbus Zoo.
Nobody could remember my mother in law's name so it reverted back to "Mala".

Buckles Web Log, Circus World 1974 #8, 2009-03-10

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Minyak, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=578. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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