Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Endangered Ark Foundation in United States

♀ Margaret
Margaret. Endangered Ark Foundation. Photo: © Vincent Manero
Margaret. Endangered Ark Foundation. Photo: © Vincent Manero


SSP nr613


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1970
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Endangered Ark Foundation, in United States

Date of arrival

Endangered Ark Foundation
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Carson and Barnes Circus

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Margaret is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Endangered Ark Foundation, in United States.

Margaret arrived to the Endangered Ark Foundation unknown date, relocated from the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.


Margaret lives together with 15 other elephants at the Endangered Ark Foundation:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Alta born 1964-07-11
  2. 2. ♂ Cameron Lee born 2020-08-02
  3. 3. ♀ Delrita born 1970
  4. 4. ♀ Dori Marie born 2015-07-28
  5. 5. ♀ Libby
  6. 6. ♀ Lilly born 1967
  7. 7. ♀ Lisa
  8. 8. ♂ Obert born 2003-08-20
  9. 9. ♀ Rosie born 1969
  10. 10. ♀ Suzy
  11. 11. ♂ Tommy (Mickey) born 1992-05-25
  12. 12. ♀ Traci born 1970
  13. 13. ♀ Val born 2007-04-27
  14. 14. ♀ Whimpy born 1970
  15. 15. ♀ Zola born 1965


Margaret was born wild 1969, captured 1970 .

Comments / pictures

Isa, Lilly, Alta, Viola, and Margaret were babies about mid chest high when I took them to Mexico City in 1975 for Atayde Bros Circus. I have pictures someplace of Margaret and I one the 5 floor of a TV studio where we were doing publicity. Being young and ignorant (as opposed to old and ignorant. There I beat everybody too it. LOL) I loaded her into an elevator that was available. It seemed a better option then walking her up 5 flights of steps. I wasn't aware of how an elephant will sometims react crossing a bridge, or stepping on something that moves like a scale. The only thing kept me from being crushed when it started raising was I was able to jump up on the railing and hold onto the grate on the ceiling. The door opened in to the studio and Margaret and I kicked through shit and piss and made our triumphant first appearance on Mexican television. I had on white pant's and a tan shirt and years later when my sons were looking at the 8X10's they asked why I wore dirty clothes to a tv show. I told them they were clean before we got on the elevator. When we were finished taping that trusting little baby followed me right back into the elevator for a bunch of bananas, and we repeated the process going down, which scared her worse then going up.
Wade Burck
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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Margaret, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Endangered Ark Foundation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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