Major
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm in United States

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Major  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1987
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, in United States

Date of arrival

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Venice Quarters

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Venice Quarters
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

1978-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Circus World (Polk City)

1975-01-01Circus World (Polk City)
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

Record history
History of updates2021-11-02

Latest document update2023-02-25 06:28:38
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† Major is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1987 at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, in United States, .

Origin

Major was born wild at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Records about Major from Bob Cline

Circus World in 1977 weighed 2,680 lbs. 6 years old.
1978 to 1979 - RBBB - Blue Unit
1987 - Ringling Retirement Farm - euthanized
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".


Records about Major from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Major in Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement FarmMajor and William "Buckles"Woodcock. Photo: Gary Hill.

"I took delivery on both "Major" and "Vance" at Circus World on Jan.1, 1975. They came from Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach and remained in my charge for the next five years." //Buckles Woodcock
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/12/ringling-circus-world-1974-75-2.html

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Major, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12700. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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