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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Benjamin  dead elephant


SSP nr381


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Born:* 1995-02-03 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Josky (Patne)
Dead: 1999-07-26
Death reason: accident: drowned
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States

Date of arrival

1998-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

1995-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2009-12-13: SSP, Death, Text
2012-02-21: blue unit

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Benjamin is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-07-26 at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States, . Official death reason described as drowned.


Benjamin was born captive-born 1995-02-03 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.


Parents of Benjamin are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Josky (Patne) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02 -- † 2023-02-00? (M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24 -- † 2022-11-00 (M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  9. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  10. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  11. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  12. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  13. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  14. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  15. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  16. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  17. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  18. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  19. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  20. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

Siblings through the mother Josky (Patne):

  1. 1984-00-00(F) Luna (Nancy)
  2. 1987-10-10 - † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  3. 1991-12-19 - † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  4. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.


Benjamins ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Josky (Patne)

Born: 1967

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Comments / pictures

Sometimes stated as born at Ringling, but according to EEG Benjamin was born at Roman Schmitt.

Benjamin drowned in a pond while playing. During the season, the train had stopped to water the elephants.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Benjamin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2424. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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