Relocated elephants from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States


Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) had previously 53 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 † ♂ LA - Hatari (Billy)
SSP id: 122
dead: Born wild 1972 Dead: 1987, 15 yrs Reason: euthanised: 1978-00-00
1980-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm 1974
2 † ♀ EM - Roma
SSP id: 191
dead: Born wild 1960 Dead: 2004-10-08, 44 yrs Reason: euthanised: osteoarthritis, tuberculosis 1969-00-00
Two Tails Ranch 1963
3 † ♂ EM - Tommy
dead: Born wild 1944 Dead: 2002-12-21, 58 yrs Reason: euthanised: 1986-00-00
1998-09-03
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm 1947
4 ♀ EM - Asha
SSP id: 540
FC: Born captive-born 2002-03-05 2002-03-05
2015-09-28
White Oak Conservation
5 † ♀ EM - Nicole
SSP id: 196
dead: Born unknown 1976 Dead: 2023-04-20, 47 yrs Reason: unknown: 2001-00-00
2016-06-00
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
6 ♀ EM - Sundara
SSP id: 655
FC: Born captive-born 2008-11-09
2016-05-03
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
7 ♀ EM - Rudy
SSP id: 539
FC: Born captive-born 2002-01-29
2016-05-03
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
8 ♀ EM - Juliet (Juliette)
SSP id: 342
FC: Born captive-born 1992-12-30 1999-00-00
2016-00-00
White Oak Conservation
9 ♀ EM - Kelly Ann
SSP id: 379
FC: Born captive-born 1996-01-01
2016-00-00
White Oak Conservation
10 ♀ EM - Bonnie
SSP id: 380
FC: Born captive-born 1994-10-29
2016-00-00
White Oak Conservation
11 ♂ EM - Prince (Chang Dee)
SSP id: 72
PC: Born captive-born 1987-05-24 1988-09-19
PAWS ARK 2000
12 ♀ EM - Zina (Zita, Siena)
SSP id: 419
FC: Born wild 1960 1984-09-14
2005-00-00
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
13 ♂ EM - Doc
SSP id: 420
FC: Born captive-born 1997-05-08 2004-00-00
2006-00-00
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
14 ♂ EM - Gunther
SSP id: 537
PC: Born captive-born 2001-11-18 2004-00-00
2005-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
15 ♀ EM - Sophie (Sandry)
SSP id: 194
FC: Born wild 1969 1979-00-00
1999-00-00
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
16 † ♀ EM - Tova
SSP id: 413
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2015-11-15, 46 yrs Reason: euthanised: 2003-00-00
2003-00-00
Tulsa Zoo
17 ♀ EM - Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie)
SSP id: 197
FC: Born wild 1976 1980-00-00
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
18 † ♂ EM - Charlie
SSP id: 502
dead: Born wild 1973 Dead: 2022-04-06, 49 yrs Reason: :
White Oak Conservation
19 ♂ EM - Romeo
SSP id: 343
PC: Born captive-born 1993-01-10
1995-00-00
Fort Worth Zoo
20 ♀ EM - Emma (Wally)
SSP id: 423
FC: Born wild 1971 1991-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
21 † ♀ EM - Reba
SSP id: 283
dead: Born wild 1970 Dead: 2020-03-30, 50 yrs Reason: euthanised:
Phoenix Zoo
22 † ♀ EM - Dame (Dandelion)
SSP id: 414
dead: Born wild 1970 Dead: 2015?, 45 yrs Reason: unknown: 1990-00-00
1999-07-06
African Lion Safari (Ontario)
23 † ♀ EM - Mysore II
dead: Born wild 1948 Dead: 2021-05-00, 73 yrs Reason: age: 1986-00-00
1987-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
24 † ♀ EM - Calcutta II
dead: Born wild 1948 Dead: 2008-07-07, 60 yrs Reason: euthanised: declining health 1986-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
25 † ♀ EM - Barbara (Sheva)
SSP id: 253
dead: Born wild 1966 Dead: 2001-05-18, 35 yrs Reason: disease: pulmonary infection caused by Streptococcus agalactiae 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
26 † ♀ EM - Gildah
SSP id: 604
dead: Born wild 1948 Dead: 2005-08-31, 57 yrs Reason: unknown: 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Las Vegas Jungle Palace
27 † ♀ EM - Mala
dead: Born wild 1970 Dead: 2013-11-15, 43 yrs Reason: unknown: 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
28 † ♂ EM - Hugo
SSP id: 46
dead: Born wild 1960 Dead: 2003-01-20, 43 yrs Reason: accident: digestive 1984-09-14
1983-11-19
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
29 † ♀ EM - Peggy (Eva)
SSP id: 389
dead: Born wild 1960 Dead: 2020-09-29?, 60 yrs Reason: age: 1970-00-00
1982-00-00
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
30 † ♀ LA - Hillery
SSP id: 171
dead: Born captive-born 1978-05-16 Dead: 1986-03-25, 8 yrs Reason: euthanised: urinary mechanical abnormality 1980-08-15
1982-06-22
Knoxville Zoo
31 † ♀ EM - Babe (Assam)
SSP id: 80
dead: Born wild 1967 Dead: 2008-01-24, 41 yrs Reason: maternal death: torn uterus 1970-00-00
1975-05-29
Fort Worth Zoo
32 † ♀ EM - Peggy
SSP id: 122
dead: Born wild 1952 Dead: 2003-01-24, 51 yrs Reason: euthanised: age 1969-00-00
1974-02-04
Two Tails Ranch
33 † ♂ EM - George
SSP id: T2039
dead: Born wild 1963 Dead: 1983-11-00, 20 yrs Reason: euthanised: 1975-00-00
1977-00-00
William Buckles Woodcock
34 † ♀ EM - Jennie (Jeannie, Jean)
SSP id: 190
dead: Born wild Dead: 1994-08-08, ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1969-00-00
1978-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
35 † ♀ EM - Mudu (Chi Chi)
SSP id: T2241
dead: Born wild Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
36 † ♀ EM - Carmen
SSP id: 189
dead: Born wild 1960 Dead: 1987, 27 yrs Reason: unknown: 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
37 † ♀ EM - Karen
SSP id: 195
dead: Born wild 1969 Dead: 2022-03-10, 53 yrs Reason: age: 1969-10-10
2016-08-29
San Antonio Zoo
38 † ♀ EM - Lucy (Lutzi)
SSP id: 182
dead: Born wild 1950 Dead: 2011-04-26, 61 yrs Reason: euthanised: age 1969-00-00
2005-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
39 † ♀ EM - Putsie (Putzi)
SSP id: 192
dead: Born wild 1962 Dead: 2011-07-07, 49 yrs Reason: euthanised: 1969-00-00
1997-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
40 † ♀ EM - India
SSP id: 188
dead: Born wild 1951 Dead: 2006-09-00, 55 yrs Reason: euthanised: 1969-00-00
1995-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
41 † ♀ EM - Topsy (Pearl)
SSP id: 586
dead: Born wild Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1969-00-00
Bill Rivers
42 † ♀ EM - Suzan (Suzanne)
SSP id: 184
dead: Born wild 1951 Dead: 2012-12-00, 61 yrs Reason: euthanised: declining health 1969-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
43 ♀ EM - Sara
SSP id: 534
FC: Born captive-born 2001-04-16
2016-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
44 ♂ EM - Barack (Rocky)
SSP id: 656
FC: Born captive-born 2009-01-19
2012-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
45 † ♀ EM - Jewel (Cutie)
SSP id: 187
dead: Born wild 1952 Dead: 2013-09-08?, 61 yrs Reason: euthanised: arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, Necropsy positive for tuberculosis 1969-00-00
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
46 † ♂ EM - Sabu (Look Chai)
SSP id: 69
dead: Born captive-born 1982-10-01 Dead: 2012-01-11, 30 yrs Reason: euthanised: Tuberculosis, and severe arthritis? 1984-08-11
PAWS ARK 2000
47 ♀ EM - Cora (Noel)
SSP id: 52
FC: Born captive-born 1965-12-03 1969-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
48 ♀ EM - Icky II
SSP id: 199
FC: Born wild 1978 1980-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
49 † ♀ EM - Minyak
SSP id: 255
dead: Born wild 1966 Dead: 2012-06-27, 46 yrs Reason: unknown: 1972-00-00
1974-02-04
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
50 † ♀ EM - Sid (Sue)
SSP id: 251
dead: Born wild 1964 Dead: 2012, 48 yrs Reason: unknown:
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
51 ♀ EM - Alana
SSP id: 198
FC: Born unknown 1976 1980-00-00
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
52 † ♂ EM - John
dead: Born wild Dead: 1982-01-15, ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1980-00-00
Bill Bouthellier
53 † ♂ EM - Major
dead: Born wild Dead: 1987, ? yrs Reason: euthanised: 1978-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2024), available online retrieved 15 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2206 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2021-01-10 Romeo:• http://elefanten.wikia.com/wiki/Romeo
2020-11-09 Sundara:• http://www.10tv.com/article/two-florida-elephants-pack-their-trunks-move-columbus-zoo
•  http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4355
2020-05-09 Gildah:• Buckles Weblog, 20/6 2007
• Buckles Weblog
2018-12-07 Doc:• http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/rosamond_gifford_zoo_has_new_e.html
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Ryan Easley, USA
•  Asian Elephant Studbook update 2007, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis
• 
• Baby elephant walk: Endangered species thrives in Central Florida, 2003-09-07
2018-12-07 Barack (Rocky):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Its A Boy! The 22nd Calf Born into the Ringling Bros.® Conservation and Breeding Program," Elephant-News.com, 2009-01-27
•  "Ringling Brothers names new elephant Barack," Elephant-News.com, 2009-01-30
•  "New Ringling circus show takes inspiration from founder," Elephant-News.com, 2009-12-16
•  "Baby Barack, the elephant, will not appear at circus stop in Birmingham," Elephant-News.com, 2010-01-26
•  "Ringling Bros. baby circus elephant, Barack, fighting deadly virus," Elephant-News.com, 2010-02-05
2018-05-10 Tommy:• Page 71, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/05/unidentified-1-from-wayne-jackson.html
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/12/tommy-1994.html
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/11/diamond-o-ranch-3.html
•  http://www.bryanhl
•  https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2015/01/tommy-8.html
2018-05-04 Icky II:• Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2018-05-04 Alana:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2018-03-28 Dame (Dandelion):• Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  "Al Vidbel Elephants #2," Buckles Web Log, 2006-08-26
2016-12-30 Juliet (Juliette):• Jonas Livet, France
2016-12-30 Sara:• http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2011/10/13/ringling-bros-barnum-bailey/
2016-12-30 Bonnie:• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Its A Boy! The 22nd Calf Born into the Ringling Bros.� Conservation and Breeding Program," Elephant-News.com, 2009-01-27
•  "Baby Barack, the elephant, will not appear at circus stop in Birmingham," Elephant-News.com, 2010-01-26
2016-11-29 Rudy:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  http://www.10tv.com/article/two-florida-elephants-pack-their-trunks-move-columbus-zoo
2016-08-30 Karen:• http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-Zoo-adds-third-elephant-9190722.php
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/03/future-of-greatest-show-on-earth.html
2016-08-30 Nicole:• http://welovelucky.com/
•  http://www.eswr.com/docs/Ringling/463-4.pdf
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  <a href="http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2548">"Dallas spa helps circus elephant Nichole look her best", Elephant-News.com, 2007-08-02</a>
•  https://elephants.com/news/elenotes/posts/the-elephant-sanctuary-announces-the-passing-of-asian-elephant-nichole-nicky
2016-01-24 Minyak:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Buckles Web Log, To Cindy Potter, 2007-03-08
•  Buckles Web Log, RBBB Blue Unit 1979 #2, 2007-04-11
•  http://www.feldentertainment.com/PressRoom/DisplayPressRelease/60136/
2015-12-30 Tova:• http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/tulsa-zoos-tova-the-elephant-dies-sunday-morning-after-rapid-decline-in-health
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Ryan Easley, USA
2014-04-27 Babe Sh-Bang (Bonnie):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  Mandy Turnbull, Niabi Zoo
•  <a href="http://www.feldentertainment.com/press/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=4730">Tons of Fun Winning Entry in the "Name Babe" Contest Announced, 2000-08-30</a>
•  <a href="http://qctimes.com/articles/2007/12/04//news/local/doc4755c6f616451932099432.txt">Animal group turns on Niabi after elephant death, 2007-12-04</a>
•  <a href="http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/08/zoo-krefeld-2.html">Buckles Web Log, Zoo Krefeld #2, 2007-08-05</a>
2013-10-22 Sophie (Sandry):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  Buckles Web Log, To Cindy Potter, 2007-03-08
•  Buckles Web Log, RBBB Blue Unit 1979 #2, 2007-04-11
•  Animal Group Turns on Niabi After Elephant Death, 2007-12-04
•  Blue Show 1986 #1 (From Eric Beheim), Buckles Web Log, 2009-01-14
2013-10-05 Jewel (Cutie):• http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/tuberculosis-found-in-death-examination-of-little-rock-zoo-elephant/d/story/jBIvY2H-0EyWPp1mAD4Jfw
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-12-22 Suzan (Suzanne):• http://www.elephantcenter.com/Display.aspx?id=62182
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html
2012-11-07 Sid (Sue):• Buckles Weblog
2012-10-24 Reba:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  https://www.12news.com/article/life/animals/beloved-asian-elephant-reba-dies-at-phoenix-zoo/75-1b853c5b-de4d-4844-8a87-deb2b684c642
2012-10-02 John:• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/03/ringling-barnum-1968-6.html
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/08/peru-ind-quarters-9.html
2012-09-25 Sabu (Look Chai):• http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1261689--toronto-zoo-elephants-still-here-almost-a-year-after-council-ordered-their-departure
•  http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120114/A_NEWS/201140326/-1/NEWSMAP
•  http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/13/4184865/former-circus-elephant-collapses.html#storylink=cpy
•  Buckles Weblog
2012-06-21 Zina (Zita, Siena):• Buckles Weblog
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Joey Ratliff
2012-06-11 Roma:• RBBB 1951 #2, Buckles Web Log, 2007-10
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-06-07 Major:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Wayne Jackson
•  William Buckles Woodcock, Ruskin, U.S.A.
2012-05-29 Mysore II:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Bonnie Feld, USA
•  https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2015/01/tommy-8.html
2012-05-29 Hatari (Billy):• Buckles Woodcock
2012-05-27 Carmen:• Buckles Weblog
2012-02-28 Hugo:• Buckles Weblog
2012-02-28 Barbara (Sheva):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, Barbara's Story
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, In Memory of Barbara
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, Barbara's Surgery Successful, 2008-10-29
2012-02-28 Peggy (Eva):• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/rbbb-circus-world-1977-barber-shop.html http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/riddle-elephant-sanctuary-2_29.html http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/10/riddle-elephant-sanctuary-2.html
2012-02-28 Mala:• https://elefanten.fandom.com/wiki/Mala_(Ringling)
2012-02-28 Peggy:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-28 Emma (Wally):• Ben Whitebread, Toledo Zoo
•  Ryan Easley, USA
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-28 Babe (Assam):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "5-ton Christmas gift arrives early," Elephant-News.com, 2005-11-14
•  "Babe, Fort Worth Zoo's oldest female elephant, dies," Elephant-News.com, 2008-01-25
2012-02-28 Cora (Noel):• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-28 Prince (Chang Dee):• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-28 Gunther:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Ryan Easley, USA
2012-02-28 Hillery:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-02-28 Topsy (Pearl):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-02-28 George:• Blue Show 1978 #12, Buckles Web Log, 2009-01-07
•  Blue Show 1979, Buckles Web Log, 2008-06-20
2012-02-22 Charlie:• https://elefanten.fandom.com/wiki/Charlie
2012-02-22 Lucy (Lutzi):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html
2012-02-22 Calcutta II:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2015/01/tommy-8.html
2012-02-22 India:• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html
2012-02-22 Putsie (Putzi):• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
•  http://www.elephantcenter.com/Display.aspx?id=54316
2012-02-21 Mudu (Chi Chi):• Buckles Weblog
2012-02-21 Jennie (Jeannie, Jean):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html


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