Chang an Asian elephant at Carson and Barnes Circus

♀ Chang
Obert, Chang & Lulu, Presented by Tim Frisco. Royal Hanneford (Moolah Shrine) Circus 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Obert, Chang & Lulu, Presented by Tim Frisco. Royal Hanneford (Moolah Shrine) Circus 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (92)
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1995-06-00Carson and Barnes Circus
from Bucky Steele
Bucky Steele 1974-00-00
from Gene Goebel

Document updated2009-03-28: Text, Image
2009-04-25: Image
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Chang is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States.

Chang arrived in Carson and Barnes Circus 1995-06-00, relocated from Bucky Steele, in United States.

In Carson and Barnes Circus, Chang lives together with 13 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Becky born 1969
  2. ,
  3. Bunnie
  4. ,
  5. Isa born 1970
  6. ,
  7. Isla born 1968
  8. ,
  9. Kelly born 1970
  10. ,
  11. Libby
  12. ,
  13. Lisa
  14. ,
  15. Lulu born 1975
  16. ,
  17. Susie (Suzy)
  18. ,
  19. Tracy (Traci, Tracey) born 1970
  20. ,
  21. Val born 2007-04-27
  22. ,
  23. Viola
  24. ,
  25. Zola born 1965
  26. , (see detailed list).


Chang was born wild 1972.

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In 1995, Bucky Steele sold five of his six elephants to Carson & Barnes Circus - Zola, Lulu, and Chang with Whimpy and her son Boy. The only elephant he retained was Buke, who was killed seven years later.

In the 2007-2008 seasons, Tim Frisco worked dates with Zola, Lulu, Chang & Obert, leased to different circuses.

In the 2009 season, Tim Frisco presented elephants on the Royal Hanneford Circus leased from Carson & Barnes. He displayed a two act with Obert and Val, and later in the show presented a three act with Chang, Lulu & Obert. At the time, Obert was the only intact male on the road in America, in addition to Larry Carden's castrated bull Bo. Elephant rides were offered for $10/person before/after the show and during intermission, worked by Zola, Lulu & Chang.

Chang. Royal Hanneford Circus 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Zola, Chang & Lulu. Royal Hanneford Circus 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Chang, an Asian at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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