Relocated elephants from Circus Vargas in United States

Circus Vargas had previously 25 elephants relocated to new location.  

Name - stud nr.
Species - Sex
Status Origin
Birth
Age Arrival
Departure
Present location
Joy
(384)
LA - F
dead : 2010
euthanised:
wild
1980
30 1985-00-00
1995-02-00
Endangered Ark Foundation
Diamond (Zimbabwe)
(383)
LA - M
dead : 1994-12-31
unknown:
captive-born
1980
14 1983-00-00
1993-12-21
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Minnie
(567)
EM - F
dead : 1978-07-00
unknown:
wild
? 1973-00-00
1977-00-00
Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program
Judy

EM - F
FC wild
1968
52
1980-00-00
Bones Craig
Gardner (Tarzan)
(370)
EM - M
dead : 1986-01-18
euthanised:
wild
1967
19
Rex Williams
Rosie (Rosy)
(71)
LA - F
dead : 2016-12-31
euthanised: collapsed and could not rise
wild
1969
47 1976-10-27
1977-03-06
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Gypsy (Matsho, Hope)
(371)
EM - F
PC wild
1967
53 1987-00-00
1995-02-04
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
Ruby (Rafiki)
(42)
LA - F
dead : 2011-03-29
unknown:
wild
1969
42 2007-05-15
1987-02-12
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
Tusko (Sobik)
(270)
EM - M
dead : 2015-12-22
euthanised: foot problems and tuberculosis
wild
1971
44 2005-06-20
1982-00-00
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Benny (Dumbo)
(330)
EM - M
dead : 2016-12-26
unknown: kidney problem?
captive-born
1991-12-19
25 1996-00-00
1999-00-00
Toluca Zoo (Zoologico de Zacango)
Lottie
(505)
EM - F
dead : 2010-10-10
unknown:

1963
47
1995-10-00
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Minnie (Packy II, Talli)
(506)
EM - F
FC wild
1966
54 1980-00-00
1995-00-00
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Sue
(507)
EM - F
dead : 2006-12-30
anesthesia: allergic reaction after anesthesia 2005-12-19

1965
41 1981-00-00
1984-00-00
Hawthorn Corporation
Jessie
(202)
LA - M
dead : 1994-10-25
unknown:
wild
1980
14 1987-12-00
1994-10-25
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Rex (Bimbo, Barney)
(263)
EM - M
PC wild
1968
52
1983-00-00
Oklahoma City Zoo
Betty Boop (Booper)
(336)
EM - F
FC wild
1972
48 1979-00-00
1991-01-06
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Seeta (Sita)

EM - F
dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union
Muna

EM - F
dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union
Dinnu

EM - F
dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union
Dutchess

EM - F
dead :
unknown:
wild
1958
-1958 1974-00-00
U.S.A. unspecified Location
Colonel Joe (Dillinger, Wise Guy)
(679)
EM - M
dead : 2012-05-01?
age:
wild
1964
48 1973-00-00
2002-00-00
Circus Krone
Kate (Katie)

EM - F
dead : 1992-05-23
euthanised: hip injury
wild
1970
22
1991-00-00
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Jack (Jackpot, Albert, Sahib)
(T3005)
EM - M
dead :
unknown:
wild
1968
-1968
1979-00-00
Bones Craig
Brat (Myakka, Cheerful)
(372)
EM - M
dead : 1995
killed:
captive-born
1985-01-19
10
Colombia unspecified Location
Cora (Kura)
(500)
LA - F
dead : 2000-08-04
disease: infection associated; respiratory bacterial
wild
?
Shambala Preserve


Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at Circus Vargas

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from Circus Vargas in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), available online retrieved 29 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=60 (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)
2018-03-16 Benny (Dumbo):
  • Nestor Manturana
  • Mike Swain, Progressive Pachyderms
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/370227.html">Confisca Profepa animales a zool�gico de Zacango, 2006-08-21

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/11/from-mike-swain-1.html">Buckles Web Log, From Mike Swain #1, 2007-11-28

  • http://www.da.wvu.edu/archives/010102/news/020101,05,02.html">Elephant in Trouble After Illegally Going Into Mexico, 2001-02-01

  • http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/metropoli/edomex/2016/12/26/muere-elefante-benny-en-parque-ecologico-ehecatl-en-ecatepec#.WGUizvOCUxc.facebook
  • 2017-03-10 Colonel Joe (Dillinger, Wise Guy):
  • Page 81, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/04/vargas-elephants-in-practice-1.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/08/circus-krone-1-from-filipe-von-gilsa.html
  • http://www.thecircusblog.com/?p=19682&cpage=1#comment-54386">"Jack Badal #2," The Circus Blog, 2011-03-18
  • 2017-03-09 Tusko (Sobik):
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1854">
    Portland Zoo Elephant Tusko to Have Tusks Removed, 2007-02-15

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2076">Second Surgery at Oregon Zoo Clears Out Tusko's Tusk, 2007-04-01

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/07/zoo-amsterdam-3.html">Buckles Web Log, Zoo Amsterdam #3, 2007-07-22
  • 2017-01-05 Rosie (Rosy):
  • Brian Kohler
  • http://www.wapt.com/family/16634543/detail.html">"Zoo Elephants Weigh In," WAPT.com, 2008

  • https://www.elephants.com/news/elenotes/posts/remembering-rosie
  • 2016-01-05 Lottie:
  • Richard Chiger

  • http://www.elephants.com/lottie/lottieBio.php" target=_blank">"Lottie," The Elephant Sanctuary

  • http://www.elephants.com/newsStory.php?newsID=1275
  • 2013-07-05 Dutchess:
  • http://www.showmeelephants.com/2013/05/circus-vargas-dutchess.html" target="_blank">"Circus Vargas - Dutchess" at ShowMe Elephants
  • 2013-05-08 Ruby (Rafiki):
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1864" >Controversy Builds Over LA Zoo's $40 Million Elephant Exhibit
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1986">LA Zoo pressrelease" >Ruby to be Transferred to PAWS
  • 2013-05-08 Gypsy (Matsho, Hope):
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2086">Performing Animal Welfare Society Rescues 3 Elephants from Hawthorn Corporation, 2007-04-02

  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2009/01/nic-and-gypsy.html">The Circus No-Spin Zone, Nic and Gypsy, 2009-01-19

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/03/to-cindy-potter.html">Buckles Weblog
  • 2013-02-22 Jack (Jackpot, Albert, Sahib):
  • http://www.showmeelephants.com/2012/09/circus-vargas-jack.html

  • Wayne Jackson

  • http://www.bclocalnews.com/surrey_area/aldergrovestar/news/101126194.html" target="_blank">"Family supported 'crazy' zoo dream," AldergroveStar.com, 2010-08-19
  • 2012-10-03 Betty Boop (Booper):
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-06-08 Brat (Myakka, Cheerful):
  • Page 142, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2012/05/1990-joe-1-from-buckles.html
  • 2012-06-06 Dinnu:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2011/04/jungleland-available-for-purchase.html
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2012/05/bronx-zoo-elephants-1977.html
  • 2012-06-06 Seeta (Sita):
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2011/04/jungleland-available-for-purchase.html
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2012/05/bronx-zoo-elephants-1977.html
  • 2012-06-06 Muna:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2011/04/jungleland-available-for-purchase.html
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2012/05/bronx-zoo-elephants-1977.html
  • 2011-12-14 Rex (Bimbo, Barney):
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2008/08/for-mike-swain.html">"For Mike Swain", The Circus No-Spin Zone, 2008-08-26
  • 2011-01-02 Minnie (Packy II, Talli):
  • Wayne Jackson

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephants.com/minnie/minnieBio.php" target="_blank">"Minnie," The Elephant Sanctuary
  • 2010-12-31 Kate (Katie):
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
  • 2010-02-25 Joy:
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2008/12/rex-williams-and-bird.html">"Rex Williams and Bird," Circus No-Spin Zone, 2008-12-11
  • 2009-11-24 Minnie:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/ringling-barnum-1930-minnie-and-dolly.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/al-g-barnes-circus-1934-working-in.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/12/photo-sharing_29.html

  • 2008-10-12 Gardner (Tarzan):
  • Page 80, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2008-04-03 Diamond (Zimbabwe):
  • Ryan Easley
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2008-01-04 Judy:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/03/renaissanse-festival-1.html">Buckles WebLog
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • JennyLee Smallman


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