Ned (Indy, India)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ned (Indy, India)  dead elephant
Ned 04/2008. Photo: © Jeff Kirlin
Ned 04/2008. Photo: © Jeff Kirlin


SSP nr275


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Born:* 1987-10-10 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Josky (Patne)
Dead: 2009-05-15
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

2008-11-09Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Lance Ramos (Lancelot Kollman)

Lance Ramos (Lancelot Kollman)
from William Buckles Woodcock

1989-00-00William Buckles Woodcock
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2009-03-02: Text, Image
2009-05-17: death

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ned (Indy, India) is a dead castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2009-05-15 at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, .

Affiliated people

1: William "Buckles" Woodcock (owner from 1989)


Ned (Indy, India) was born captive-born 1987-10-10 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.


Parents of Ned (Indy, India) 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. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  20. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  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. 1991-12-19 - † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  3. 1995-02-03 - † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  4. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.


Ned (Indy, India)s ancestral Pedigree:

Ned (Indy, India)

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

Sire ff:

Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Josky (Patne)

Born: 1967

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

Comments / pictures

In November 2008, Ned became the second elephant in history to be confiscated by the USDA for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act. He is temporarily being housed at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee while preparations are made for his permanent housing at the Performing Animal Welfare Society in California.

Ned (Indy, India) in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
Ned & Lance Ramos 04/2008. Photo: © Jeff Kirlin

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ned (Indy, India), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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