Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sneezy at Tulsa Zoo

♂ Sneezy


SSP nr160


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1986-10-05
(dead † 1993-11-26)
Maverick SSP id: 262

2. Born 1998-11-06
(dead † 1998-11-06)

3. Born 2008-08-14
(dead † 2008-08-14)
miscarriage SSP id: 731

4. Born 2011-04-15
(dead † 2015-10-01)
Malee SSP id: 736
Present / last location:Tulsa Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1977-07-29Tulsa Zoo
from Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo 1974-07-18
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1972-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills

Document updated2009-04-04: Previous locations, Management, Text
2009-04-12: Text
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Sneezy is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Tulsa Zoo, in United States.

Sneezy arrived Tulsa Zoo 1977-07-29, relocated from Memphis Zoo, in United States.

In Tulsa Zoo, Sneezy lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Booper born 1972
  2. ,
  3. Sookie (Sooky) born 1972
  4. , (see detailed list).


Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 1986-10-05 -- † 1993-11-26 Maverick SSP id: 262
  2. (F) 1998-11-06 -- † 1998-11-06 stillborn
  3. (F) 2008-08-14 -- † 2008-08-14 miscarriage SSP id: 731
  4. (F) 2011-04-15 -- † 2015-10-01 Malee SSP id: 736


Sneezy was born wild 1973.

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In 1972, the Laguna Hills Lion Country Safari in California imported seven Asian calves and dubbed them the "Seven Dwarves." They came from Thailand and cost $800 per elephant. Shortly thereafter they were transferred to the West Palm Beach Lion Country Safari in Florida, minus one that died beforehand.
Sneezy (SB160) was sold to the Memphis Zoo in July 1974 and has resided at the Tulsa Zoo since 1977. Happy (SB208) and Grumpy (SB168) were sold to the Bronx Zoo in March 1977. Happy still lives there with two other females Asian elephants, whereas Grumpy died in 2002. Dopey (SB148, later renamed Cindy) and Bashful (SB151, later renamed Jaz) were sold to Howard Johnson in May 1978 and transferred to his son Gary Johnson of Have Trunk Will Travel in 1987, eventually joining the George Carden Circus in 1993 where they still perform today. Doc (SB272, later renamed Vance) was sold to Bill Swain in June 1980, sold again to Mike Hackenberger of the Bowmanville Zoo eight years later, and died in 2007. The last dwarf, Sleepy, was the calf that never left California.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sneezy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tulsa Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • Tommy Realing


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