Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Billie at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Billie
Alternative name:Billy


SSP nr290


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-02-09Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1971-00-00
from Southwick Animal Farms, Inc

Document updated2009-11-26: 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.
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Billie is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

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

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Billie lives together with 9 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Debbie born 1971
  2. ,
  3. Flora born 1982
  4. ,
  5. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  6. ,
  7. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  8. ,
  9. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  10. ,
  11. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  12. ,
  13. Sukari born 1984
  14. ,
  15. Tange born 1975
  16. ,
  17. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  18. , (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Billie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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