Mala (Lalea)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States

♀ Mala (Lalea)

Identification

SSP nr254

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) SSP id: 260

2. Born 1988-01-16 Hank SSP id: 276

3. Born 1992-04-04 Tanya SSP id: 331

4. Born 1995-02-19 Shirley SSP id: 382

5. Born 2001-11-18 Gunther SSP id: 537

6. Born 2005-04-21 Aree SSP id: 633
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

1984-09-15Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

1984-09-14Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
from Circus World (Polk City)

1974-02-04Circus World (Polk City)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

1972-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

1967-00-00Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
from Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus)

Record history
History of updates2009-03-15: Name, Text
2012-02-28: bu

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Mala (Lalea) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Mala (Lalea) arrived in 1984-09-15 to Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, relocated from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden, in United States.

Mala (Lalea) lives together with 23 other elephants at the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation:
  1. 7. ♀ Alana born 1976
  2. 8. ♀ Aree born 2005-04-21
  3. 9. ♀ Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  4. 10. ♀ Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  5. 11. ♀ Baby born 1961
  6. 12. ♀ Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  7. 13. ♂ Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  8. 14. ♂ Charlie born 1973
  9. 15. ♀ Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  10. 16. ♀ Emma (Wally) born 1971
  11. 17. ♂ Gunther born 2001-11-18
  12. 18. ♀ Icky II born 1978
  13. 19. ♂ Irvin born 2005-06-01
  14. 20. ♀ Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  15. 21. ♂ Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  16. 22. ♂ P.T. born 2002-05-21
  17. 23. ♀ Sally born 1974
  18. 24. ♀ Sara born 2001-04-16
  19. 25. ♀ Sarah born 1957
  20. 26. ♀ Shirley born 1995-02-19
  21. 27. ♀ Siam II born 1978
  22. 28. ♀ Toby born 1961
  23. 29. ♂ Vance (Matt) born 1963

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) SSP id: 260
  2. (M) 1988-01-16 Hank SSP id: 276
  3. (F) 1992-04-04 Tanya SSP id: 331
  4. (F) 1995-02-19 Shirley SSP id: 382
  5. (M) 2001-11-18 Gunther SSP id: 537
  6. (F) 2005-04-21 Aree SSP id: 633

Origin


Mala (Lalea) was born wild 1970.


Comments / pictures

I was told to report to Venice in October of 1973 since they wanted these elephants out of winter quarters by Thanksgiving so as not to interfere with the Blue Show rehearsal.
When I arrived these seven elephants were named (L to R) Matsho, Patna, Assam, Sheva, Sandry, Mala and Minyak, mostly out of vanity I immediately changed most of their names with the intention of leaving my stamp on Ringling elephants that would be around for the next half century.
By the time this picture was taken in the Venice Arena their names were "Hope" for my sister in law, "Josky", "Babe" for my mother, "Barbara" for my wife, "Sophie" for Chappie's wife, "Lalea" for my mother in law and I kept the same name for "Minyak" since I liked the name.
Over the next few years as the result of bartering "Hope" went to Rex Williams who renamed her "Gyp" and "Babe" wound up in the Columbus Zoo.
Nobody could remember my mother in law's name so it reverted back to "Mala".

Buckles Web Log, Circus World 1974 #8, 2009-03-10

This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants: Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope. The Park opened Feb. 21 and two days later I took delivery on "Bonnie" an African and then on July 21, an Asian male "Hugo" from the Jacksonville Zoo"
Buckles Web Log, To Cindy Potter, 2007-03-08

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mala (Lalea), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1707. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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