Del Rita at Endangered Ark Foundation

Del Rita
ID Number:   SSP Number: 675 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Endangered Ark Foundation
ArrivedEndangered Ark Foundation
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Endangered Ark Foundation
Endangered Ark Foundation 1999-10-03
from Dickerson Park Zoo
Dickerson Park Zoo 1999-08-28
from Endangered Ark Foundation
Endangered Ark Foundation
from Bucky Steele
Bucky Steele
from Endangered Ark Foundation
Endangered Ark Foundation
from Carson and Barnes Circus
Born:1970 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1999-03 -- † 1999-03 none
Document updated2009-04-11: New elephant RE
2011-01-02: Previous locations, Birth, SSP, Text RE
2011-12-10: Article RE
Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Photographs From the Son," 12/10/2011

Records about Del Rita from Bob Cline
Del Rita, Female Asian
1970 - Born in the wild
1986 to Present - Carson & Barnes Circus
1995 - Bred To BUKE
1997 - due around Dec. 1


Del Rita gave birth to a stillborn calf in March 1999. The fetus was in breach position and subsequently died. Del Rita had been bred at Bucky Steele's Ranch in Jefferson, Texas.


Sources, among others

  • "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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