Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Tommy at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm


 ☨ ♂ Tommy  
King Tusk with elephant keeper Harry Locker
King Tusk with elephant keeper Harry Locker

Alternative name:King Tusk

Identification

SSP nr136

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Origin
Born:* 1944 wild
Birth place: in Nagarhole National Park
Capture: 1944 Nagarhole, Karnataka, India?
Imported:1947 by Ben Davenport
Death
Dead: 2002-12-21
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, in United States

Date of arrival

1998-10-06Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

1998-09-03Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

1986-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Diano Brothers Circus

1952-00-00Diano Brothers Circus
from Six Brothers Circus

Six Brothers Circus
from Campa Brothers Circus

1951-00-00Campa Brothers Circus 1951-00-00
from Barker Brothers Circus

1950-00-00Barker Brothers Circus
from Dailey Brothers Circus

1948-00-00Dailey Brothers Circus
from Ben Davenport

1947-06-07Ben Davenport
from Mysore Zoo

1947-00-00Mysore Zoo
from Nagarhole National Park

Record history
History of updates2012-04-10: new record
2018-05-10: import records

Latest document update2021-09-13 04:46:04
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Description

† Tommy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002-12-21 at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, in United States, .

Origin


Tommy was born wild 1944 at Nagarhole National Park, captured 1944 , captured at Nagarhole, Karnataka, India?. and imported 1947 by Ben Davenport


Comments / pictures

The largest, two-storied monster to walk the face of the earth



Arumi Singh and Raymond Freivogel (Dog Red) tending the herd with "Tommy" in the center at Dailey Brothers Circus



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tommy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1698. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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