Anna May (May) an Asian elephant at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

Female ♀ Asian  Anna May (May) at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

☨ Anna May (May)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 605 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Dead date: 2004-12-21
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
ArrivalRiddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 2004-05-21
from William Buckles Woodcock
William Buckles Woodcock 1966-00-00
from Smokey Jones (Robert Jones)
Smokey Jones (Robert Jones) 1964-00-00
from William H. Woodcock
William H. Woodcock 1951-00-00
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus
Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus 1950-00-00
from Polack Brothers Circus
Born:* 1947 wild
Document updated2020-09-29
"I have told the story many times of how we came into possession of "Anna May". D.R. Miller ordered three baby elephants for the Miller-Woodcock elephant act in 1951 and after they arrived at the NY Central Park Zoo, my dad flew up from the show to check them out. Unfortunately, one had a crippled hind leg and he only returned with two, "Fannie" and "Lydia". The act was already booked with Siebrand Shows for the following season so D.R. relucantly let him borrow "Anna May" and the rest is History.
Williams Buckles Woodcock

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Koehl, D., (2020). Anna May (May), an Asian at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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