Shoney an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bucky Steele

☨ Shoney
Alternative name:Shoni, Showney, Shoshani
ID nr:   SSP Number: 266 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 2 years old
Dead date: 1983-05-01
Death reason: disease: herpes virus?
Location:Bucky Steele
ArrivalBucky Steele 1981-10-22
Born:* 1981-10-22 captive-born
in Bucky Steele
Parents: Buke x Whimpy
Siblings through the father Buke:
  1. 1978 -- † 1978 (unknown) unknown
  2. 1978-02-01 -- † 1978-02-01 (M) stillborn
  3. 1991-04-04(M) Colonel Tusk (Boy)
  4. 1994-04-11 -- † 1994-04-11 (F) Maya
  5. 1996 -- † 1996-00-00 (F) stillborn
  6. 1998-09-06 -- † 2004-04-12 (F) Baby Jennie
  7. 1999-03 -- † 1999-03 (F) none
  8. 2003-08-20(M) Obert
Siblings through the mother Whimpy:
  1. 1991-04-04(M) Colonel Tusk (Boy)
  2. 1994-02-27(F) Natasha
  3. 2007-04-27(F) Val
  4. 2011-04-25(M) Hugo
  5. 2015-07-28(F) Dory Marie
  6. 2020-08-02(M) Cameron Lee
Shoneys pedigree:
P I II III

Shoney

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Buke

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Whimpy

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Document updated2009-01-30: SSP, Death RE
2012-05-16: Birth, Previous locations, Text RE
2018-03-04: Text, corrected birth year
2018-12-01: herpes?

An Asiatic male elephant was born at Bucky Steele's facilities in Texas, at 5:55 a.m. on Oct. 22nd. The new arrival has been named "Showney" and is
1 68 IDS and 34 3/i in. high. His parents are Wimpey and Buke


Circus report 44, November 2, 1981

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Shoney, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bucky Steele in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1767. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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