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

♀ Delrita

Alternative name: Del Rita


SSP nr675


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1999-03
(dead † 1999-03)
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 Endangered Ark Foundation

1999-10-03Endangered Ark Foundation
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1999-08-28Dickerson Park Zoo
from Endangered Ark Foundation

1995-00-00Endangered Ark Foundation
from Bucky Steele

Bucky Steele
from Endangered Ark Foundation

Endangered Ark Foundation
from Carson and Barnes Circus

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

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


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

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


  1. (F) 1999-03 -- † 1999-03 none


Delrita was born wild 1970.

Comments / pictures

Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Photographs From the Son," 12/10/2011

Records about Delrita from Bob Cline

Del Rita, Female Asian
1970 - Born in the wild
1986 to Present - Carson & Barnes Circus
1995 - Bred To BUKE
1997 - due around Dec. 1
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Del Rita gave birth to a stillborn calf in March 1999. The fetus was in breach position and subsequently died. Del Rita had been bred at Bucky Steele's Ranch in Jefferson, Texas.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Delrita, 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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