Columbia (Young America) at Barnum and Bailey Circus
Babe and Columbia in 1880 at the Cooper & Bailey winter quarters in Philadelphia.
|† SSP Number: 3 - Columbia (Young America)|
|Sex and age:||Female 27 years|
|Dead date:||† 1907-11-08|
|Death reason:||euthanised: strangulated, because of aggressiveness|
|Location:||Barnum and Bailey Circus|
|Arrived||Barnum and Bailey Circus 1881-00-00|
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1880-03-10
|Born:||1880-03-10 captive-born in|
Cooper and Bailey Circus
|Birth weight (kgs and pounds):||97.27 kgs, 213.99 lbs|
|Parents:||Mandarin x Hebe (Babe)|
|Siblings through the father Mandarin:|
|Siblings through the mother Hebe (Babe):|
|Columbia was born in Winterquarters in Philadelphia.|
Hebe was sired by Mandarin at The Great London Circus, which was purchased by Cooper and Bailey in 1878.
Although her mother, Hebe, commonly known about the show as Babe, was one of the best-natured elephants I ever knew, the daughter grew meaner and meaner as she got older, until in 1905 or 1906 she had to be killed. Mr. Bates, who was assistant superintendent of elephants for a long period of years, told me she inherited her vicious disposition from her sire.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922
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