Barack (Rocky)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States

♂ Barack (Rocky)



Identification

SSP nr656

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-01-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Birth weight 113.00 kgs, 248.60 lbs

Parents: Doc x ♀ Bonnie
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of arrival

2012-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

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

Record history
History of updates2009-01-29: New elephant RE
2009-03-21: Name, Weight, Text RE
2009-03-29: Image RE
2010-01-27: Text RE
2010-02-09: Sire, Text RE
2010-04-21: recovered from herpes
2010-07-16: youtube video
2010-11-14: Text, SSP RE
2012-02-21: blue unit
2012-05-29: Retired RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Barack (Rocky) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Barack (Rocky) arrived in 2012-00-00 to Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, relocated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States.

Barack (Rocky) lives together with 23 other elephants at the private owner Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation:
  1. 1. ♀ Alana born 1976
  2. 2. ♀ Aree born 2005-04-21
  3. 3. ♀ Asia (Daisy) born 1968
  4. 4. ♀ Aussan (Assam) born 1957
  5. 5. ♀ Baby born 1961
  6. 6. ♀ Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976
  7. 7. ♂ Charlie born 1973
  8. 8. ♀ Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03
  9. 9. ♀ Emma (Wally) born 1971
  10. 10. ♂ Gunther born 2001-11-18
  11. 11. ♀ Icky II born 1978
  12. 12. ♂ Irvin born 2005-06-01
  13. 13. ♀ Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966
  14. 14. ♀ Mala (Lalea) born 1970
  15. 15. ♂ Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16
  16. 16. ♂ P.T. born 2002-05-21
  17. 17. ♀ Sally born 1974
  18. 18. ♀ Sara born 2001-04-16
  19. 19. ♀ Sarah born 1957
  20. 20. ♀ Shirley born 1995-02-19
  21. 21. ♀ Siam II born 1978
  22. 22. ♀ Toby born 1961
  23. 23. ♂ Vance (Matt) born 1963

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Barack (Rocky) was born captive-born 2009-01-19 at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation.

Parentage


Parents of Barack (Rocky) are: ♂ Doc (father) and ♀ Bonnie (mother).

Siblings through the father Doc:

  1. 2015-05-12 -- † 2020-12-11 (M) Batu
  2. 2019-01-15 -- † 2020-12-08 (M) Ajay

Pedigree


Barack (Rocky)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Barack (Rocky)

Sire (f):
Doc

Born: 1997-05-08

Sire ff:
Charlie

Born: 1973
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Alana

Born: 1976
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Bonnie

Born: 1994-10-29

Sire mf:
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
Sid (Sue)

Born: 1964
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:


Comments / pictures

Barack, born on "inaugural eve of the 44th President of the United States at 11:50 p.m. and weighing 250 pounds," was the 22nd birth for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation. His birth was also the first calf born to the Ringling program via Artificial insemination. His mother was fourteen year old, first time mother Bonnie, taken off the road just a few months before the birth. The father was determined by DNA testing; two male donors were used in the insemination process.

In January 2010, after appearing at the first two stops of the new Ringling Blue Unit Tour in Orlando and Jacksonville, year old Barack and his mother were returned to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk County. It was unsure whether he would return to the road later in the season. Ringling later announced that the calfs return to the CEC followed his infection with the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus. He was the second Ringling elephant to be infected, the first being his father Doc.

2010-04-08: Barack has recovered from the herpes virus, Ringling spokeswoman Amy McWethy said Friday. Hes "active and healthy," tipping the scale at about 1,400 pounds. Barack and his mother, Bonnie, are currently at the conservation center. Its still unclear when the mother-and-son duo will return to the circus lineup, McWethy said.

2010-07: Barack and his mother Bonnie returned to perform on the Ringling Brothers Blue Unit.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Barack (Rocky), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4590. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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