Tommy an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

Male ♂ Asian  Tommy at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

King Tusk with elephant keeper Harry Locker
☨ Tommy
Alternative name:King Tusk
ID nr:   SSP Number: 136 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Dead date: 2002-12-21
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
ArrivalRingling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm 1998-10-06
from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 1998-09-03
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1986-00-00
from Diano Brothers Circus
Diano Brothers Circus 1952-00-00
from Six Brothers Circus
Six Brothers Circus
from Campa Brothers Circus
Campa Brothers Circus 1951-00-00
from Barker Brothers Circus
Barker Brothers Circus 1950-00-00
from Dailey Brothers Circus
Dailey Brothers Circus 1947-06-07
from Louis Reed
Louis Reed 1947-00-00
from Mysore Zoo
Born:* 1944 wild
in Nagarhole National Park India
Capture: 1944 , Nagarhole, Karnataka, India?
Imported:1947?
Document updated2012-04-10: new record
2018-05-10: import records
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tommy, an Asian at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1698. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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