Gypsie (Gypsy) at Ringling Brothers Circus

† Gypsie (Gypsy)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1910-04-30
Death reason: euthanised: execution by strangulation
Location:Ringling Brothers Circus
ArrivedRingling Brothers Circus 1908-00-00
from Forepaugh-Sells Show
Forepaugh-Sells Show 1904-00-00
from Barnum and Bailey Circus
Barnum and Bailey Circus 1903-00-00
Document updated2009-11-06: 
2010-04-24: New York Times article
Started a stampede in Danville, ILL. April 27, 1910.
Died April 30, 1910 (execution by strangulation).

ELEPHANTS STREW CITY WITH WRECKAGE; Nine Stampede Through Residence District of Danville, Ill., Destroying Everything in Path.

DANVILLE, Ill., April 27.--Nine big elephants when being unloaded by the Ringling Circus at Danville, "Uncle Joe" Cannons home, escaped from their keepers upon gaining the ground this afternoon and stampeded through the residence section. For over two hours they created a reign of terror in the north-western part of the city and caused much damage.

Records about Gypsie (Gypsy) from Bob Cline
GYPSY 1903 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
Female Asian 1904 to 1907 - Adam Forepaugh / Sells Bros. Circus
1908 to 1910 - Ringling Bros. Circus
Started a stampede in Danville, ILL. April 27, 1910.
Died April 30, 1910 ( execution by strangulation )

New York Times 1910-04-27

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