Relocated elephants from Circus Vargas in United States


Circus Vargas had previously 25 elephants relocated to new location.  

Nr Id Name - stud nr.
Species - Sex
Status Origin
Birth
Age Arrival
Departure
Present locationImport
1 SSP id: 71
Rosie (Rosy) 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) 1971
2Seeta (Sita) EM - F dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union 1948
3Muna EM - F dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union 1948
4Dinnu EM - F dead :
:
wild
0 1977-00-00
1978-00-00
Gran Circo Union 1948
5 SSP id: 384
Joy LA - F dead : 2010
euthanised:
wild
1980
30 1985-00-00
1995-02-00
Endangered Ark Foundation
6 SSP id: 383
Diamond (Zimbabwe) LA - M dead : 1994-12-31
unknown:
captive-born
1980
14 1983-00-00
1993-12-21
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
7 SSP id: 567
Minnie EM - F dead : 1978-07-00
unknown:
wild
? 1973-00-00
1977-00-00
Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program
8Judy EM - F FC wild
1968
53
1980-00-00
Bones Craig
9 SSP id: 370
Gardner (Tarzan) EM - M dead : 1986-01-18
euthanised:
wild
1967
19
Rex Williams
10 SSP id: 371
Gypsy (Matsho, Hope) EM - F PC wild
1967
54 1987-00-00
1995-02-04
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
11 SSP id: 42
Ruby (Rafiki) LA - F dead : 2011-03-29
unknown:
wild
1969
42 2007-05-15
1987-02-12
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
12 SSP id: 270
Tusko (Sobik) 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)
13 SSP id: 330
Benny (Dumbo) EM - M dead : 2016-12-26
unknown: kidney problem?
captive-born
1991-12-19
25 1996-00-00
1999-00-00
Toluca Zoo
14 SSP id: 505
Lottie EM - F dead : 2010-10-10
unknown:

1963
47
1995-10-00
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
15 SSP id: 506
Minnie (Packy II, Talli) EM - F FC wild
1966
55 1980-00-00
1995-00-00
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
16 SSP id: 336
Booper EM - F FC wild
1972
49 1979-00-00
1991-01-06
Tulsa Zoo
17 SSP id: 507
Sue EM - F dead : 2006-12-30
anesthesia: allergic reaction after anesthesia 2005-12-19

1965
41 1981-00-00
1984-00-00
Hawthorn Corporation
18 SSP id: 202
Jessie LA - M dead : 1994-10-25
unknown:
wild
1980
14 1987-12-00
1994-10-25
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
19 SSP id: 263
Rex (Bimbo, Barney) EM - M PC wild
1968
53
1983-00-00
Oklahoma City Zoo
20Dutchess EM - F dead :
unknown:
wild
1958
-1958 1974-00-00
U.S.A. unspecified Location
21 SSP id: 679
Colonel Joe (Dillinger, Wise Guy) EM - M dead : 2012-05-01?
age:
wild
1964
48 1973-00-00
2002-00-00
Circus Krone
22Kate (Katie) EM - F dead : 1992-05-23
euthanised: hip injury
wild
1970
22
1991-00-00
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
23 SSP id: T3005
Jack (Jackpot, Albert, Sahib) EM - M dead :
unknown:
wild
1968
-1968
1979-00-00
Bones Craig
24 SSP id: 372
Brat (Myakka, Cheerful) EM - M dead : 1995
killed:
captive-born
1985-01-19
10
Colombia unspecified Location
25 SSP id: 500
Cora (Kura) 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. (2021), available online retrieved 8 May 2021 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)
2020-11-05 Booper:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

  • https://ktul.com/news/local/tulsa-zoo-welcomes-new-asian-elephant-giraffe-and-white-rhino

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7529
  • 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
  • 2012-06-08 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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