Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States
Barnum and Baileys circus European tour Type circus Founded 1897 First elephant 1897 Stopped elephants 1902 Closed down 1902 Country United States
Eighteen elephants, ten large and eight younger, were under the supervision of George Conklin, George Beattie and George Bates. In total, six elephants died during the tour and none of the four males displayed returned to the United States.
Records about from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
They took 18 elephants to Europe, 10 large and 8 small. Of the three men in the lighter uniforms, the one at left is William "Elephant Bill" Newman and the one in the center is George Bates standing next to " Mandarin". There were 4 big males: " Fritz" at left is easy to spot, at the extreme left partially hidden is another tusker " Don Pedro" and the 4th male " Nick" was tuskless. All four of these males died in Europe.
Among the 6 females were "Gyp" (Gypsy) dating back to the early 1870's with P.T. Barnum as well as "Babe" and " Columbia" the latter now is 18 years old.
The punks were " Pilate" (male), " Chief" (male), "Queen", "Juno", " Coco" (tuskless male), " Bessie", "Mary" and " Ruth" (yes this is "BabyRuth" later owned by Wm. Hall). These young elephants were added in the early 1890's and not to be confused with Pilate, Chief, and Queen of the 1880's.