Sparks Myrtle at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

† Sparks Myrtle
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date: 1957-03-00
Death reason: euthanised: got knocked down by another elephant, collapsed
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1932-00-00
from Sparks Circus
Born: wild
Document updated2009-12-06: death reason
Died in winterquarters March 1957.

"Sparks Myrtle" got knocked down by another elephant and couldn't get up, she was very old. Doc Henderson eventually put her to sleep, she was the one being washed down by Bob Wild in the movie

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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