Tommy at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Tommy at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

King Tusk with elephant keeper Harry Locker
† Tommy
Alternative name:King Tusk
ID Number:   SSP Number: 136 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Dead date: 2002-12-21,
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm 1998-10-06
from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 1998-09-03
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1986-00-00
from Diano Brothers Circus
Diano Brothers Circus 1952-00-00
from Six Brothers Circus
Six Brothers Circus
from Campa Brothers Circus
Campa Brothers Circus 1951-00-00
from Barker Brothers Circus
Barker Brothers Circus 1950-00-00
from Dailey Brothers Circus
Dailey Brothers Circus 1947-06-07
from Louis Reed
Louis Reed 1947-00-00
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) 0000-00-00
from Nagarhole National Park
Born:1944 wild in
Nagarhole National Park India
Capture: 1944, Nagarhole, Karnataka, India?
Imported:1947?
Document updated2012-04-10: new record
2018-05-10: import records
The largest, two-storied monster to walk the face of the earth



Arumi Singh and Raymond Freivogel (Dog Red) tending the herd with "Tommy" in the center at Dailey Brothers Circus

Sources, among others

  • Page 71, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/05/unidentified-1-from-wayne-jackson.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/12/tommy-1994.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/11/diamond-o-ranch-3.html
  • http://www.bryanhl

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