Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mike La Torres in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Stoney  dead elephant


SSP nr61


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Born:* 1973-06-17 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Parents: Thonglaw x ♀ Pet
Dead: 1995-08-28
Death reason: anesthesia: fractured femur
Burial: 1995-08-28, at Craig Road Pet Cemetery at 7450 W. Craig Road, Las Vegas
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mike La Torres, in United States

Date of arrival

1975-04-00Mike La Torres
from Ken Chisholm

1974-05-06Ken Chisholm
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Record history
History of updates0000-00-00

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† Stoney is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1995-08-28 at Mike La Torres, in United States, . Official death reason described as fractured femur.


Stoney was born captive-born 1973-06-17 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).


Parents of Stoney are: ♂ Thonglaw (father) and ♀ Pet (mother).

Siblings through the father Thonglaw:

  1. 1962-04-14 -- † 2017-02-09 (M) Packy
  2. 1962-10-02 -- † 1996-02-13 (F) Me-Tu
  3. 1963-09-15 -- † 1977 (M) Dino
  4. 1963-09-24 -- † 2020-02-15 (F) Hanako
  5. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  6. 1966-08-09 -- † 1978-05-05 (M) Teak (Rajah)
  7. 1968-09-29 -- † 1968-10-04 (F) Droopy
  8. 1970-03-25 -- † 1970-03-25 (F) stillborn or killed?
  9. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  10. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  11. 1972-07-19 -- † 1983 (M) McClane (Gabriel)
  12. 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 (M) Stretch (Tuskanini)
  13. 1973-08-04 -- † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  14. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)

Siblings through the mother Pet:

  1. 1963-09-15 - † 1977 (M) Dino
  2. 1966-08-09 - † 1978-05-05 (M) Teak (Rajah)
  3. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  4. 1982-12-26(F) Sung-Surin (Shine)
  5. 1991-10-06 - † 1991-10-07 (M) none


Stoneys ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1947-00-00

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Dame m:

Born: 1955-00-00

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August 28, 1995: Stoney, a 22-year old Asian elephant, was injured while performing hind leg stands at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, N.V., in September 1994. He was unable to walk so he was put into a dumpster and wheeled out to
a maintenance shed behind the hotel. He did not receive immediate veterinary care and was kept upright inside a mechanical cattle Crush in a dark room. In August 1995 hotel staff and the trainer attempted to move Stoney. During
the attempt to release him from the mechanical device that was keeping him upright , he fell injuring his other back leg. He was euthanized later that day.

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Stoney, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mike La Torres in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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