Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Clyde Brothers-Carden-Johnson Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1979-06-04
Death reason: disease: salmonella poisoning
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Clyde Brothers-Carden-Johnson Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1978-00-00Clyde Brothers-Carden-Johnson Circus
from Clyde Brothers Circus (Howard Suesz)

Record history
History of updates2012-06-06: New elephant RE

Latest document update2018-04-29 16:32:27
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1979-06-04 at Clyde Brothers-Carden-Johnson Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as salmonella poisoning.


Mary was born wild 1954. and imported 1955

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Records about Mary from Bob Cline

Mary, Female Asian
1955 to 1979 - Clyde Bros. Circus
Died - June 4, 1979 of Salmonella food poisoning (Santa Fe, NM)
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Mary, Sue and Ruth arrived fall 1955 from India / Siam to Howard Suesz's Clyde Brothers Circus.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Clyde Brothers-Carden-Johnson Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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