Tommy (King Tusk) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

Male Asian elephant Tommy (King Tusk) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

King Tusk with elephant keeper Harry Locker
† Tommy (King Tusk)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 136 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 58 years
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)
Born:1944 wild in
Nagarhole National Park India
Capture: 1944
Document updated2012-04-10:
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
  • Asian Elephant Studbook 2003-2005, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis

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