Mary in Rome on the set of the film Cleopatra, 1961.
|† Mary||ID Number:|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)|
|Arrived||Circus Chipperfield 1947-03-03|
|Born:||wild Sri Lanka|
|Document updated||2010-04-23 birth country|
2010-06-10: text, picture
2012-09-17: death year unknown
|With the help of the owner of Kamala's Circus, Chipperfield toured outlying villages to find elephants and bargain for purchases. First elephant was purchased and named Kamala in respect. Mary and 5 year old Dahlia purchased next. Dahlia was still being trained by Mary, chained to her while working on a rubber plantation. (Pamela Macgregor-Morris, Chipperfield's Circus)|
1963: Mary was one of the elephants used in the film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
1965-1968: On tour with Chipperfields Circus in South Africa.
South West India Docks, 1968: Four elephants returning from a Chipperfields Circus tour of South Africa. Left to Right: Sally, Lelia, Mary and Camella in the sling.
1976-1980: Mary died, before Leila and Sally.
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