Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Barack (Rocky) at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Description Location Barack (Rocky) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant ( , located at Elephas maximus) Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.
Barack (Rocky) arrived Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
2012-00-00, relocated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States. In Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, Barack (Rocky) lives together with 23 other elephants with records in this database: ( detailed list) ♀ , Alana born 1976 ♀ , Aree born 2005-04-21 ♀ , Asia (Daisy) born 1968 ♀ , Aussan (Assam) born 1957 ♀ , Baby born 1961 ♀ , Bangko (Bangkok) born 1976 ♂ , Charlie born 1973 ♀ , Cora (Noel) born 1965-12-03 ♀ , Emma (Wally) born 1971 ♂ , Gunther born 2001-11-18 ♀ , Icky II born 1978 ♂ , Irvin born 2005-06-01 ♀ , Louie (Lovie, Lovey) born 1966 ♀ , Mala (Lalea) born 1970 ♂ , Ozzie (Osgood) born 1999-08-16 ♂ , P.T. born 2002-05-21 ♀ , Sally born 1974 ♀ , Sara born 2001-04-16 ♀ , Sarah born 1957 ♀ , Shirley born 1995-02-19 ♀ , Siam II born 1978 ♀ , Toby born 1961 ♂ , (see Vance (Matt) born 1963 detailed list). 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: 2015-05-12 -- † 2020-12-11 (M) Batu 2019-01-15 -- † 2020-12-08 (M) Ajay Pedigree
Barack (Rocky)s ancestral Pedigree:
Doc Born: 1997-05-08
Charlie Born: 1973
Alana Born: 1976
Bonnie Born: 1994-10-29
Vance (Matt) Born: 1963
Sid (Sue) Born: 1964 Dead: 2012
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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Barack (Rocky), . Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4590. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is among others:
Ryan Easley, USA
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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24