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

♂ Vance (Matt)

Identification

SSP nr240

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1963
Offspring
Total: 23 babies

1. Born 1983-09-09 Big Boy SSP id: 257

2. Born 1983-11-23 Targa SSP id: 258

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

4. Born 1985-11-24 Luke (Sabu) SSP id: 261

5. Born 1987-01-22 Bo SSP id: 267

6. Born 1987-04-02
(dead † 2006)
Ceasar SSP id: 274

7. Born 1987-10-10
(dead † 2009-05-15)
Ned (Indy, India) SSP id: 275

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

9. Born 1988-12-30 Angel SSP id: 302

10. Born 1989-07-21
(dead † 1989-07-21)
stillborn SSP id: 542

11. Born 1989-08
(dead † 1989-08)
stillborn SSP id: 357

12. Born 1990-04-13 Karnaudi SSP id: 304

13. Born 1991-01-06
(dead † 1999-04-21)
Belle SSP id: 326

14. Born 1991-12-19
(dead † 2016-12-26)
Benny (Dumbo) SSP id: 330

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

16. Born 1992-04-17
(dead † 2006-01--31)
Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II) SSP id: 332

17. Born 1992-05-25 Tommy (Mickey) SSP id: 333

18. Born 1992-10-17
(dead † 1992-10-17)
stillborn SSP id: 733

19. Born 1994-08-19
(dead † 1998)
Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360

20. Born 1994-10-29 Bonnie SSP id: 380

21. Born 1995-02-03
(dead † 1999-07-26)
Benjamin SSP id: 381

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

23. Born 1996-01-01 Kelly Ann SSP id: 379
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

1984-09-04Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
from Circus World (Polk City)

1975-01-01Circus World (Polk City)
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

Record history
History of updates2010-12-30: Name RE
2012-02-28: bu
2012-06-07: Previous locations, Text RE

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


Vance (Matt) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

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

Vance (Matt) lives together with 23 other elephants at the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation:
  1. 24. ♀ Alana born 1976
  2. 25. ♀ Aree born 2005-04-21
  3. 26. ♀ Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  4. 27. ♀ Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  5. 28. ♀ Baby born 1961
  6. 29. ♀ Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  7. 30. ♂ Barack (Rocky) born 2009-01-19
  8. 31. ♂ Charlie born 1973
  9. 32. ♀ Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  10. 33. ♀ Emma (Wally) born 1971
  11. 34. ♂ Gunther born 2001-11-18
  12. 35. ♀ Icky II born 1978
  13. 36. ♂ Irvin born 2005-06-01
  14. 37. ♀ Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  15. 38. ♀ Mala (Lalea) born 1970
  16. 39. ♂ Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  17. 40. ♂ P.T. born 2002-05-21
  18. 41. ♀ Sally born 1974
  19. 42. ♀ Sara born 2001-04-16
  20. 43. ♀ Sarah born 1957
  21. 44. ♀ Shirley born 1995-02-19
  22. 45. ♀ Siam II born 1978
  23. 46. ♀ Toby born 1961

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 23 babies

  1. (M) 1983-09-09 Big Boy SSP id: 257
  2. (F) 1983-11-23 Targa SSP id: 258
  3. (M) 1984-02-02 Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie) SSP id: 260
  4. (M) 1985-11-24 Luke (Sabu) SSP id: 261
  5. (M) 1987-01-22 Bo SSP id: 267
  6. (M) 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 Ceasar SSP id: 274
  7. (M) 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 Ned (Indy, India) SSP id: 275
  8. (M) 1988-01-16 Hank SSP id: 276
  9. (F) 1988-12-30 Angel SSP id: 302
  10. (M) 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 stillborn SSP id: 542
  11. (M) 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 stillborn SSP id: 357
  12. (F) 1990-04-13 Karnaudi SSP id: 304
  13. (F) 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 Belle SSP id: 326
  14. (M) 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 Benny (Dumbo) SSP id: 330
  15. (F) 1992-04-04 Tanya SSP id: 331
  16. (F) 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II) SSP id: 332
  17. (M) 1992-05-25 Tommy (Mickey) SSP id: 333
  18. (F) 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 stillborn SSP id: 733
  19. (M) 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360
  20. (F) 1994-10-29 Bonnie SSP id: 380
  21. (M) 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 Benjamin SSP id: 381
  22. (F) 1995-02-19 Shirley SSP id: 382
  23. (F) 1996-01-01 Kelly Ann SSP id: 379

Origin


Vance (Matt) was born wild 1963, captured 1963 .


Comments / pictures

Positive culture for Tuberculosis?


Contradictory records:

EEG states he came from Lion Country, Florida to Circus World in 1974, from there 1986 to Busch Garden in Tampa, and 1995 to Ringling.

"I took delivery on both "Major" and "Vance" at Circus World on Jan.1, 1975. They came from Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach and remained in my charge for the next five years." //Buckles Woodcock
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/12/ringling-circus-world-1974-75-2.html

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Vance (Matt), 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=1708. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • "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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