Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

♀ Debbie
Photo: © Richard Chiger
Photo: © Richard Chiger


SSP nr406


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Body height: 2.74 meter, 9.0 feet
Body weight: 4718.18 kg, 10380.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

2006-02-07Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation

1995-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus

1988-00-00Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
from Ford Brothers Circus

1984-00-00Ford Brothers Circus
from Carson and Barnes Circus

1982-00-00Carson and Barnes Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2011-02-22: Previous locations, Text, Size RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Debbie is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Debbie arrived Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2006-02-07, relocated from Hawthorn Corporation, in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Debbie lives together with 9 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Billie born 1962
  2. Flora born 1982
  3. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  4. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  5. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  6. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  7. Sukari born 1984
  8. Tange born 1975
  9. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974

See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Debbie was born wild 1971.

Comments / pictures

Records about Debbie from Bob Cline
Debbie, Female Asian, Stud #406
1971 - born in Asia
1973 to 1981 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
( imported w/ Missy and Omi per Jim Elliott )
1982 to 1983 - Carson & Barnes Circus
1984 to 1987 - Ford Bros. Circus
1988 to 1995 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
( sent to Cuneo's Hawthorn Corp. with Frieda by Beatty-Cole after tearing through a mall in N.J. - 1995 )
1995 to 2006 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
2006 to Present - Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Debbie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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