Vance (Matt) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Vance (Matt)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 240 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
ArrivedRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 1984-09-15
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden 1984-09-04
from Circus World
Circus World 1975-01-01
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
Born:1963 wild
Capture: 1963,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 23 babies

  1. (M) 1983-09-09 Roman, SSP nr: 257
  2. (F) 1983-11-23 Targa, SSP nr: 258
  3. (M) 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie), SSP nr: 260
  4. (M) 1985-11-24 Luke (Sabu), SSP nr: 261
  5. (M) 1987-01-22 Bo (Joe, Kalanan), SSP nr: 267
  6. (M) 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 Ceasar, SSP nr: 274
  7. (M) 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 Ned (Indy, India), SSP nr: 275
  8. (M) 1988-01-16 Hank (Rajah, Samuel R I, Sammy, Curley), SSP nr: 276
  9. (F) 1988-12-30 Angel (Alice), SSP nr: 302
  10. (M) 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 stillborn, SSP nr: 542
  11. (M) 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 stillborn, SSP nr: 357
  12. (F) 1990-04-13 Karnaudi, SSP nr: 304
  13. (F) 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 Belle, SSP nr: 326
  14. (M) 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 Benny (Dumbo), SSP nr: 330
  15. (F) 1992-04-04 Tanya, SSP nr: 331
  16. (F) 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II), SSP nr: 332
  17. (M) 1992-05-25 Tommy (Mickey), SSP nr: 333
  18. (F) 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 stillborn, SSP nr: 733
  19. (M) 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 Kenny (Kenneth), SSP nr: 360
  20. (F) 1994-10-29 Bonnie, SSP nr: 380
  21. (M) 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 Benjamin, SSP nr: 381
  22. (F) 1995-02-19 Shirley, SSP nr: 382
  23. (F) 1996-01-01 Kelly Ann, SSP nr: 379
Document updated2010-12-30: Name RE
2012-02-28: bu
2012-06-07: Previous locations, Text RE
Positive culture for Tuberculosis?

Contradictory records:
EEG states he came from Lion Country, Florida to Circus World in 1974, from there 1986 to Busch Garden in Tampa, and 1995 to Ringling.

"I took delivery on both "Major" and "Vance" at Circus World on Jan.1, 1975. They came from Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach and remained in my charge for the next five years." //Buckles Woodcock
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/12/ringling-circus-world-1974-75-2.html

Sources, among others

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • "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

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