Columbia (Young America) at Barnum and Bailey Circus

Female Asian elephant 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)
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 27 years
Dead date: 1907-11-08
Death reason: euthanised: strangulated, because of aggressiveness
Location:Barnum and Bailey Circus
ArrivedBarnum and Bailey Circus 1881-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1880-03-10
from
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:
  1. 1875-05-31 -- † 1875-05-00 () Joe
Siblings through the mother Hebe (Babe):
  1. 1875-05-31 -- † 1875-05-00 () Joe
Columbia (Young America)´s pedigree:
P I II III

Columbia (Young America)

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Mandarin

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Hebe (Babe)

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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

Records about Columbia (Young America) was updated
2010-11-12: corr weight
2010-11-16: 

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