Gunther an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Gunther at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Gunther. Ringling's Center for Elephant Conservation 11/2010. Photo: © Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Facebook
Gunther
ID Number:   SSP Number: 537 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
ArrivalRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 2005-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 2004-00-00
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Born:* 2001-11-18 captive-born
in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 136.00 kgs, 299.20 lbs
Parents: Charlie x Mala (Lalea)
Siblings through the father Charlie:
  1. 1997-05-08(M) Doc
  2. 1997-06-23(F) Angelica
  3. 1999-08-16(M) Ozzie (Osgood)
  4. 2001-04-16(F) Sara
  5. 2002-01-29(F) Rudy
  6. 2002-03-05(F) Asha
  7. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.
  8. 2005-02 -- † 2005-02 (F) stillborn
  9. 2005-04-21(F) Aree
  10. 2005-06-01(M) Irvin
  11. 2005-07-30 -- † 2005-08-09 (F) Bertha
  12. 2008-11-09(F) Sundara (Sunny)
  13. 2010-04-03(F) April
Siblings through the mother Mala (Lalea):
  1. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  2. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  3. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  4. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree
Gunthers pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2010-11-20: Text, Management, Image RE
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Gunther started the Gold or Hometown Units inaugural tour with Doc in 2004. They came back to start the 2005 season on the Gold unit again but were pulled off the road by the summer. Gunther never went out again.Bob Cline

Gunther was named after Ringling's animal training superstar, Gunther Gebel-Williams.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Gunther, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2186. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Ryan Easley, USA

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