Abele (Emily) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

† Abele (Emily)
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Species: African Forest elephant
Sex and age:Female 15 years
Dead date: 1956-05-13
Death reason: disease: collapsed on the way from Madison Square Garden to train station
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1947-06-26
from Howard Y. Bary
Howard Y. Bary 1947-00-00
from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
Born:1941 wild Congo
Document updated2010-10-03: Birth, Text RE
In June 1947, Howard Bary docked in Bronx, New York, with an African forest elephant for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He had spent several months in the Belgian Congo as an agent for the show. Two elephants were originally acquired and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, however one died four days prior to arrival in America on 22 June 1947.

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