Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Minyak at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation


 ☨ ♀ Minyak  

Identification

SSP nr255

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Origin
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2012-06-27
Death reason: unknown:
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1983-08-23 Tonka (Barbie) SSP id: 256

2. Born 1987-04-02
(dead † 2006)
Ceasar SSP id: 274

3. Born 1992-10-17
(dead † 1992-10-17)
stillborn SSP id: 733

4. Born 1994-08-19
(dead † 1998)
Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360
Locations
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1984-09-15Ringling 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 Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden 1984-09-14
from Circus World
Circus World 1974-02-04
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1972-00-00
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 1967-00-00
from Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus)

Document updated2009-02-28:�Text, Source
2009-03-15:�Text
2012-02-21:�blue unit
2012-05-29:�Retired RE
2012-07-11:�dead
2016-01-24: death date
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Description

† Minyak is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States, 2012-06-27. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1983-08-23 Tonka (Barbie) SSP id: 256
  2. (M) 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 Ceasar SSP id: 274
  3. (F) 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 stillborn SSP id: 733
  4. (M) 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 Kenny (Kenneth) SSP id: 360

Origin


Minyak was born wild 1966.


Comments / pictures

In Feburary 1974, the first 17 elephants arrived at Circus World from Venice - Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope.
In 1979, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus presented the Blue Unit with the "Minyak Five" (Minyak, Mala, Barbara, Josky and Sophie) and the the "Center Ring Five" (Carmen, Zina, Peggy, Hugo and Gilda).
In 2008, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus presented the Blue Unit with Bonnie, Juliette, Karen, Kelly Ann, Minyak, Nicole and Sarah.

I was told to report to Venice in October of 1973 since they wanted these elephants out of winter quarters by Thanksgiving so as not to interfere with the Blue Show rehearsal.
When I arrived these seven elephants were named (L to R) Matsho, Patna, Assam, Sheva, Sandry, Mala and Minyak, mostly out of vanity I immediately changed most of their names with the intention of leaving my stamp on Ringling elephants that would be around for the next half century.
By the time this picture was taken in the Venice Arena their names were "Hope" for my sister in law, "Josky", "Babe" for my mother, "Barbara" for my wife, "Sophie" for Chappie's wife, "Lalea" for my mother in law and I kept the same name for "Minyak" since I liked the name.
Over the next few years as the result of bartering "Hope" went to Rex Williams who renamed her "Gyp" and "Babe" wound up in the Columbus Zoo.
Nobody could remember my mother in law's name so it reverted back to "Mala".

Buckles Web Log, Circus World 1974 #8, 2009-03-10



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Minyak, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=578. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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