Two Tails Ranch elephants in United States

Two Tails Ranch


Owner 1984-1994: Theodore Svertesky
1994-: Patricia Zerbini
Address 18655 NE 81st. St.
Zip-code 32696
Place Williston, Florida
Country United States
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Two Tails Ranch elephants, located at 18655 NE 81st. St., in Williston, Florida, United States , was founded in 1984.

Living elephants

At the private owner Two Tails Ranch lives 7 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Bunny II born 1972
  2. Luke (Sabu) born 1985-11-24
  3. Marie born 1973
  4. Patty
  5. Roxie born 1965
  6. Shell born 1966
  7. Tika

Comments / picturesThe 20-acre farm was started and operated by Ted Svertesky and the present owner Patricia Zerbini. Ted kept temporarily nine Ringling elephants at the Venice Winter Quarters until moving to his new property at Williston in 1985.

Svertesky and Zerbini ran the farm until 1994 when Ted Svertesky was killed in a train accident.

Zerbini keep all her elephants there, and lease out to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (RBBB)

Ringlings breeding farm, Williston

RBBB has leased parts of the farm to house their elephants, as breeding center between 1994 and 1996, when they built the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation.

"While visiting Ringling’s elephant breeding compound in Williston, Florida, worldfamous elephant trainer Axel Gautier was stomped to death by an elephant."Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1994

Ringlings retirement center, Williston

Since 1996 Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus lease a small portion of it to house Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm.

References for records about Two Tails Ranch

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Two Tails Ranch, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Patricia L. Zerbini

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