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

♀ Billie
Alternative name: Billy


SSP nr290


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 61 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

2006-02-09Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation

1971-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from Southwick Animal Farms, Inc

Record history
History of updates2009-11-26: Previous locations, Birth, Name, SSP, Management
2012-03-14: removed note as mankiller
2012-03-14: bought from Southwicks, according to Buckles.
2021-07-04: corrected birth year, 1962 according to SSP studbook.

Latest document update2021-07-04 14:46:26
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Billie is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Billie arrived in 2006-02-09 to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), relocated from the Hawthorn Corporation, in United States.

Billie lives together with 10 other elephants at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES):
  1. 1. ♂ Artie (Aardvark) born 1983
  2. 2. ♀ Debbie born 1971
  3. 3. ♀ Flora born 1982
  4. 4. ♀ Jana born 1980
  5. 5. ♀ Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  6. 6. ♀ Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  7. 7. ♀ Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  8. 8. ♀ Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  9. 9. ♀ Sukari born 1984
  10. 10. ♀ Tange born 1975

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Billie was born wild 1962.

Comments / pictures

1993: Attacked elephants trainer Roy Wells twice, and was "retired/hands off" after the second attempt in 1993.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Billie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1474. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1962 births | Born in India | Elephants from Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) | United States | Asian elephants

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