Barnes Trilby at Mills Brothers Circus

† Barnes Trilby
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Body height: 2.56 meter, 8.4 feet
Dead date: 1952-07-01,
Death reason: unknown: in Davenport, Iowa
Location:Mills Brothers Circus
ArrivedMills Brothers Circus 1949-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1938-00-00
from Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus 1937-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1933-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1906-00-00
from Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show
Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show 1905-00-00
from Luna Park
Luna Park 1904-00-00
from Thompson & Dundee
Thompson & Dundee 1904-00-00
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:1902 wild
Document updated2010-10-01: more contradictory records
2012-04-17: added prev locations and importer, removed Floto as alt name.
2012-10-02: height
2018-05-16: prev location Thompson & Dundee, Firma Hagenbeck

1904: Twenty elephants had been sold to Thompson and Dundee and there were also two bachelor elephants which were going to the largest menagerie in the world, that of Luna Park on Coney Island
Animals are my life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Records about Barnes Trilby from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
1906-32 Sells-Floto Circus
1933-38 Al G. Barnes Circus
1939-42 Ringling-Barnum Circus
(Died Aug.1942 in the Cleveland menagerie fire)

Records about Barnes Trilby from Bob Cline
TRILBY ( Floto ) 1904 came frm Thompson & Dundee of Luna Park,NY
Female Asian 1905 - Otto Floto Dog & Pony Show
1906 to 1932 - Sells Floto Circus
1933 to 1936 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1937 to 1938 - Al G. Barnes / Sells-Floto Circus
1938 to 1949 - RBBB
sold with Jennie for 6500.00 per RBBB records @ CWM
1949 to 1950 - Mills Bros. Circus
Died - July 1, 1950 in Davenport, Iowa

Sources, among others

  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, Bandwagon
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Buckles Woodcock

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