Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) at Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus

† Sparks Jewel (July, Julie)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date: 1966-06-11
Death reason: euthanised: broken leg
Location:Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus
ArrivedCristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus 1966-00-00
from Von Brothers Circus
Von Brothers Circus 1965-00-00
from Wirth Circus
Wirth Circus 1961-00-00
from Hunt Brothers Circus
Hunt Brothers Circus 1938-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1932-00-00
from Sparks Circus
Sparks Circus 1927-00-00
from Davidson Brothers Circus
Born: wild
Reported as attacking his trainer during a performance in the USA in 1961. His age was stated as being 40 years old.

Records about Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) from Bob Cline
JEWEL (Sparks), Female Asian
1926 to 1927 - Davidson Bros. Circus ( called JULY )
1927 - show closed in summer - sold to Charlie Sparks ( renamed JULIE )
1927 to 1929 - Sparks Circus
1930 to 1931 - Sparks Circus ( renamed JEWEL )
1932 to 1938 - RBBB
1938 to 1964 - Hunt Bros. Circus
1961 - leased to Wirth's Circus ( Crushed Eric Fredilius ( 31 ) on March 25, 1961 in Long Island, N.Y. )
1965 - Von Bros. Circus
1966 - Cristiani-Wallace Circus
Died - June 11, 1966 by euthanasia after breaking her leg in a truck wreck.

Records about Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) was updated
2012-06-16: Previous locations, Death, Female, Cline RE

Sources, among others

  • http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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