Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Los Angeles Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jewel  dead elephant
Tina. Los Angeles Zoo 11/2010. Photo: � Los Angeles Zoo on Facebook.
Tina. Los Angeles Zoo 11/2010. Photo: � Los Angeles Zoo on Facebook.


SSP nr673


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1965
Dead: 2023-01-15
Death reason: unknown: declining health
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Los Angeles Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2010-11-10Los Angeles Zoo
from San Diego Zoo

2009-08-22San Diego Zoo
from Wilbur Davenport

2006-01-00Wilbur Davenport
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1970-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2010-11-07

Latest document update2023-01-21 20:32:43
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† Jewel is a dead confiscated Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-01-15 at Los Angeles Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as declining health.


Jewel was born wild 1964, captured 1965 .

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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.

Jewel in Los Angeles Zoo
Photo: � Richard Chiger

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jewel, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Los Angeles Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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