Lizzie (Wallace Liz) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

† Lizzie (Wallace Liz)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1941-11-05
Death reason: disease: poison
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1939-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1925-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1923-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1922-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals
Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals 1921-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) 1920-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1919-00-00
from R.T. Richards Circus
R.T. Richards Circus 1917-00-00
from Wheeler Brothers Circus
Wheeler Brothers Circus 1916-00-00
from Barton and Bailey Circus
Barton and Bailey Circus 1915-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1913-00-00
from Campbell Brothers Circus
Campbell Brothers Circus 1905-00-00
from Walter L. Main Circus
Born: wild
Document updated2010-04-26: 
Records about Lizzie (Wallace Liz) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
The square headed elephant shown in most of the pictures is "Lizzie", the head-carry elephant is "Blanche". These were Cheerful Gardners two key elephants starting in 1923 when he joined the Corporations John Robinson Circus until they were taken away to the Ringling Show in 1939.

Unfortunately both died the same day 11/5/41 in Atlanta, Ga. as a result of the poisoning that cost the Ringling Show 11 elephants.

William Buckles Woodcock




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