Elephants at circus locations in Australia

18 circus locations has kept elephants in Australia
There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in circus locations in Australia (in this database)

Region: Australia is in this database included in australiaOther regions
Location holdings:

18 circus locations has kept 69 elephants in Australia

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in circus locations0 (0,0) living69 (5,61) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 0  0%
 Female  0 / 0  0%
 Free contact  0 / 0  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 0  0%
 No contact  0 / 0  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 0  0%
 wild  0 / 0  0%

The first importation of elephants into Australia appears to be in late 1851 when a male and female elephant from Dacca, India were shipped from Calcutta on board the ship Golden Saxon. She came into port at Hobart. The male elephant was sold at auction, and was exhibited around various hotels in Hobart before he was shipped to Melbourne, before ending up in Adelaide where he ended up pulling a plow. The elephant was named "Tommy" It appears he died around 1860, however I still have to confirm a definite death date on this animal.
Liz Clark

Theres a large selection of photos of elephants in Australia at State Library of New South Wales


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Australia.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Australia (From the sister site Elephant News)


  • External relevant links

    NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Ashtons Circus
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated4 deathscircusSans Souci
    Bullens Circus
    Kept totally 22 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births11 relocated11 deathscircus
    Cells Brothers Circus
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated3 deathscircus
    Eronis Circus
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusMelbourne
    FitzGerald Brothers' Circus and Menagerie
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Goldwyn Brothers circus
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated4 deathscircus
    Hagens Circus
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Lennon Brothers Circus
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated0 deathscircus
    Pagels Circus (Greg Bullen Circus)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Pagens circus
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Perry Brothers circus
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births4 relocated6 deathscircus
    Ridgeways circus
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated4 deathscircusSydney
    Silvers Circus (Mervyn King)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    Sole Brothers Circus
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated8 deathscircus
    (map)
    Stardust Circus
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathscircus
    Tex Mortens Circus
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    W.H. Hartley
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Wirth Circus
    Kept totally 35 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births9 relocated26 deathscircusSydney
    (map)



    This document was updated: 2020-10-26 11:42:00



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