Ned (Indy, India) at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Male Asian elephant Ned (Indy, India) at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Ned 04/2008. Photo: © Jeff Kirlin
† Ned (Indy, India)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 275 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 22 years
Dead date: 2009-05-15
Death reason: unknown:
Location:The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
ArrivedThe Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee 2008-11-09
from Lance Ramos (Lancelot Kollman)
Lance Ramos (Lancelot Kollman)
from William Buckles Woodcock
William Buckles Woodcock 1989-00-00
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Born:1987-10-10 captive-born in
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Parents: Vance (Matt) x Josky (Patne)
Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):
  1. 1983-09-09(M) Roman
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo (Joe, Kalanan)
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1988-01-16(M) Hank (Rajah, Samuel R I, Sammy, Curley)
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel (Alice)
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  20. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann
Siblings through the mother Josky (Patne):
  1. 1984-00-00(F) Luna (Nancy)
  2. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  3. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  4. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.
Ned (Indy, India)s pedigree:

Ned (Indy, India)

Vance (Matt)


Josky (Patne)

Document updated2009-03-02: Text, Image
2009-05-17: death
In November 2008, Ned became the second elephant in history to be confiscated by the USDA for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act. He is temporarily being housed at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee while preparations are made for his permanent housing at the Performing Animal Welfare Society in California.

Ned & Lance Ramos 04/2008. Photo: © Jeff Kirlin

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