Jewel at Los Angeles Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Jewel at Los Angeles Zoo

Tina. Los Angeles Zoo 11/2010. Photo: ├»┬┐┬Ż Los Angeles Zoo on Facebook.
ID Number:   SSP Number: 673 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Los Angeles Zoo
ArrivedLos Angeles Zoo 2010-11-10 from San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo 2009-08-22
from Wilbur Davenport
Wilbur Davenport 2006-01-00
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus 1970-00-00
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
Born:1964 wild
Capture: 1965,
Document updated2009-04-25: Previous locations, Management, Text RE
2009-04-27:├»┬┐┬ŻText RE
2009-08-23:├»┬┐┬Żconfiscated, relocated
2010-11-14:├»┬┐┬ŻRelocated, SSP, Management RE
2010-11-14:├»┬┐┬ŻTransfer, SSP, Weight, Text, Image RE
2011-09-20: removed false height
From 2000 to 2003, Tina and Jewel were presented on the Cole Brothers Circus by Adam Hill. In 2004 and 2005 the Cole Brothers leased the girls to Adam and had no elephants of their own. During this time the two act was presented on the Walker Brothers Circus, the Cindy Migley Circus and different fairs.

Will Davenport acquried the elephants in January 2006, where he stayed for the spring and summer tour and presented the elephants on Cole, until spring 2007 they performed on the L.E. Barnes & Bailey Circus.

For the 2008 tour, Will Davenport presented his three elephants Tina, Jewel & Queenie on Circus Vasquez.

In the 2009 season, Will Davenport presented elephants on the main unit of the Hamid Circus, owned by himself. He displayed a three act with Boo, Tina & Jewel.

In August 2009, Tina and Jewel were confiscated from Will Davenport by the United States Department of Agriculture. It was the third elephant confiscation by the federal government, following elephants taken from John Cuneo and Lance Ramos. They were transferred to the San Diego Zoo and made the transition from free to protected contact, following the management policies of the zoo.

In November 2010, Tina and Jewel were sent to the Los Angeles Zoo on an open-ended loan as companion animals for their loan elephant male, Billy, and the new Elephants of Asia facility.

Photo: ├»┬┐┬Ż Richard Chiger

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