Ringling Bessie at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

† Ringling Bessie
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1930-07-14
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1919-00-00
from Ringling Brothers Circus
Ringling Brothers Circus 1895-00-00
from
Born: wild
Document updated2009-03-25: New elephant
2012-09-30: text
After the Barnum & Bailey merge with Ringling Brothers, she became one of two Bessie's on the show. The Barnum Bessie remained at winter quarters from 1920-1925 until her sale to the Christy Brothers Show. Ringling Bessie stayed with the new show until her death in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1930.


Records about Ringling Bessie from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
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