Big Boy
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ostok animal sanctuary in Mexico

♂ Big Boy

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Alternative name: Roman, Conan


SSP nr257


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1983-09-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Sid (Sue)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ostok animal sanctuary, in Mexico

Date of arrival

2021-07-18Ostok animal sanctuary
from Culiacan Zoo

2021-04-07Culiacan Zoo
from Fuentes Gasca Bros circus

1994-12-07Fuentes Gasca Bros circus
from David Blasko

1994-10-20David Blasko
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)

1985-09-01Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from David Blasko

1985-09-00David Blasko 1985-09-00
from Robert Bobby Moore

1985-02-00Robert Bobby Moore
from Maryland Zoo

1985-02-12Maryland Zoo
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

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History of updates2021-07-20

Latest document update2021-07-19 17:05:55
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Big Boy is a living castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ostok animal sanctuary, in Mexico.

Big Boy arrived in 2021-07-18 to the Ostok animal sanctuary, relocated from the Culiacan Zoo, in Mexico.


Big Boy lives together with 1 other elephants at the Ostok animal sanctuary:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bireki born 1991-09-16


Big Boy was born captive-born 1983-09-09 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.


Parents of Big Boy are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Sid (Sue) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  2. 1984-02-02 -- † 2023-02-00? (M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  3. 1985-11-24 -- † 2022-11-00 (M) Luke (Sabu)
  4. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  5. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  6. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  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 Sid (Sue):

  1. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  2. 1991-01-06 - † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  3. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie


Big Boys ancestral Pedigree:

Big Boy

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

Sire ff:

Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Sid (Sue)

Born: 1964

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

Comments / pictures

David Blasko bought from Bobby Moore?
//Joey Ratliff, August 19, 2008, Buckles Blog

Big Boy in Ostok animal sanctuary
Big boy with David Blasko

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Big Boy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ostok animal sanctuary in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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