Gentry Babe (Sahara) at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)

Female Asian elephant Gentry Babe (Sahara) at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)

† Gentry Babe (Sahara)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 70 years
Dead date: 1967-05-18
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)
ArrivedGene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter) 1955-00-00
from Wallace and Clark Circus
Wallace and Clark Circus 1950-00-00
from Seal Brothers Circus (Bud E. Anderson)
Seal Brothers Circus (Bud E. Anderson) 1946-00-00
from Arthur Brothers Circus
Arthur Brothers Circus 1943-00-00
from Atterbury Brothers Circus
Atterbury Brothers Circus 1942-00-00
from Bud E. Anderson Circus
Bud E. Anderson Circus 1939-00-00
from Tom Mix Circus
Tom Mix Circus 1935-00-00
from Sam B. Dill Circus and Tom Mix Wild West Show
Sam B. Dill Circus and Tom Mix Wild West Show 1934-00-00
from Sam B. Dill Circus
Sam B. Dill Circus 1933-00-00
from Christy Brothers Circus
Christy Brothers Circus 1928-00-00
from Lee Brothers Circus
Lee Brothers Circus 1925-00-00
from Christy Brothers Circus
Christy Brothers Circus 1924-00-00
from Gentry Brothers Circus (Austin and Newman)
Gentry Brothers Circus (Austin and Newman) 1916-00-00
from Gentry Brothers Circus
Gentry Brothers Circus 1900-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
Born:1897 wild
Records about Gentry Babe (Sahara) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
"1900 Imported from Hagenbeck Zoo
1900-14 Various Gentry owned Shows
1915-16 Gentry Bros, Circus
1917-23 Gentry Bros. Circus (Newman and Austin owners)
1924 Christy Bros. Circus
1927-27 Lee Bros. Circus (Christys #2 Unit)
1928-30 Christy Bros. Circus
1931-32 Christy Qtrs. in Pasadena, Tx.
1933 Sam B. Dill Circus
1934 Sam B. Dill & Tom Mix Circus
1935-38 Tom Mix Circus
1939-41 Bud E. Anderson Circus
1942 Atterbury Bros. Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1943-45 Arthur Bros. Circus.
1944: at Arthur Bros. Circus with "Bonnie", "India", "Shirley Temple", "Vera", "Wilhelmina"
1946-49 Seal Bros. Circus (Bud E. Anderson)
1950-53 Wallace & Clark Circus (Norman Andeson)
1954 Pan American Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1955-67 Gene Holter Animal Shows

Probably 70 at the time of her death 5/18/67

Richard Reynolds and I have decided that Gentry Babe was the only elephant definately proven to be at least 70 years of age at the time of her death in 1967."

Williams Buckles Woodcock



Records about Gentry Babe (Sahara) from Bob Cline
BABE ( Gentry ) 1900 - Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
Female Asian 1900 to 1922 - Gentry Bros. Circus
1922 - Pattersons Big Wild Animal Show
1923 to 1924 - Gentry - Patterson Circus
1925 to 1926 - Lee Bros. Circus
1927 to 1932 - Christy Bros. Circus
1933 - Sam B. Dill Circus called SAHARA
1934 to 1938 - Tom Mix Circus
1939 to 1942 - Bud Anderson Shows
1941 to 1943 - Atterbury Bros. Circus
1944 to 1945 - Arthur Bros. Circus
1946 to 1950 - Seal Bros. Circus
1951 to 1953 - Wallace & Clark Circus
1953 to 1954 - Pan American Carnival
1955 to 1967 - Gene Holters Hollywood Animal Actors
Died - May 18, 1967 ( Euthanasia )


Records about Gentry Babe (Sahara) was updated
2009-03-21: image from Lee Bros circus
2009-11-23: corr. previous location
2010-05-12: corr. previous location
2010-09-27: removed Big as alt name

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/04/from-bj_09.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/03/cheerful-gardner-9.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/02/from-dave-price_23.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/02/gentry-babe.html

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