Anna May (May)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Anna May (May)  dead elephant


SSP nr605


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Born:* 1947 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2004-12-21
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States

Date of arrival

2004-05-21Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from William Buckles Woodcock

1966-00-00William Buckles Woodcock
from Smokey Jones (Robert Jones)

1964-00-00Smokey Jones (Robert Jones)
from William H. Woodcock

1951-00-00William H. Woodcock
from Kelly Miller Circus

1950-00-00Kelly Miller Circus
from Polack Brothers Circus

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History of updates2020-11-03

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Anna May (May) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-12-21 at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, .


Anna May (May) was born wild 1947.

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"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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Anna May (May), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 January 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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