Valerie at Wildlife Safari

Female African Bush elephant Valerie at Wildlife Safari

Valerie. Six Flags Discovery Kindgom 08/2009. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
ID Number:   SSP Number: 444 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 35 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Wildlife Safari
ArrivedWildlife Safari 2017-03-00
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World) 2005-02-16
from Bentley Brothers Circus
Bentley Brothers Circus 1986-00-00
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Born:1982 wild
Capture: 1984
Document updated2009-11-15: Text, Image
2017-04-01: Transfers
In February 2005, Bentley Brothers Circus sold their two elephants, Bertie Mae and Valerie, to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

During their time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Joyce and Valerie were transferred to Riddle'e Elephant Sanctuary for a short breeding loan. Despite observed matings, neither elephant returned pregnant. In August 2009, Joyce was sent to the Chicago as a companion to the Brookfield Zoo's loan African female elephant Christy, after the death of Affie three months previous. During the introduction period between the two elephants, Joyce also made the transition from free to protected contact as per the philosophy of the Brookfield Zoo.

Valerie is a female African elephant. She was born in 1982 in Africa. She came to Discovery Kingdom in 2005 with her buddy Bertie Mae. Valerie is one of our smarter elephants. She likes to make noise using different objects. SFDK Elephant Encounter Information Display

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