Lydia at Lydia Elephant Rides (David Tesch)

† Lydia
ID Number:   SSP Number: 527 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 70 years old
Dead date: 2013-05-00
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Lydia Elephant Rides (David Tesch)
ArrivedLydia Elephant Rides (David Tesch) 1987-00-00
from Carson and Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus 1977-00-00
from Bobby Gibbs
Bobby Gibbs 1970-00-00
from Carson and Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus 1965-00-00
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus
Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus 1960-00-00
from Rudy Brothers Circus
Rudy Brothers Circus 1958-00-00
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus
Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus 1951-07-00
from Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo 1951-00-00
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company (Henry Trefflich)
Born:1943 wild India
Document updated2010-12-20:�Previous locations, SSP, Text RE
2016-03-24: dead
Named after Obert Miller's wife Lydia Miller. //Woodcock

Records about Lydia from Bob Cline
LYDIA Female Asian
1943 - captured in the wild
Imported to US by Henry Trafflich
7/51 sold to Kelly-Miller Circus
1951 to 1964 - Miller-Woodcock Elephants
1958 to 1959 - Rudy Bros. Circus
1965 to 1970 - Carson & Barnes Circus
1970 to 1976 - leased to Bobby Gibbs
1977 to 1984 - Carson & Barnes Circus
1987 to Present - David Tesch owned

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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