Jap (Japeno) an Asian elephant at Dailey Brothers Circus

 ☨ ♀ Jap (Japeno)  
Diamond and Japeno 1926
Diamond and Japeno 1926



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1948
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Dailey Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1943-00-00Dailey Brothers Circus
from Terrell Jacobs
Terrell Jacobs 1942-00-00
from World of Mirth Shows
World of Mirth Shows 1941-00-00
from Gorman Brothers Circus
Gorman Brothers Circus 1934-00-00
from Bill Newton (Lucky Bill Show, Honest Bill Show)
Bill Newton (Lucky Bill Show, Honest Bill Show) 1926-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1922-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1919-00-00
from Barnum and Bailey Circus

Document updated2012-09-30:
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† Jap (Japeno) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Dailey Brothers Circus, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1948. (see detailed list).


Jap (Japeno) was born wild .

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Jap made a scientific contribution, being the test subject of Dr. Francis Benedict's classic monograph The Physiology of the Elephant.

See Benedict, Francis G. The Physiology of the Elephant.

Died in Springfield, Ohio in 1948.

Records about Jap (Japeno) from Bob Cline
JAP ( Japinal ) imported from India
Female Asian 1870's - P.T. Barnum show
1895 to 1918 - Barnum & Bailey
1919 to 1921 - RBBB
1922-sold to W.P.Hall
Honest Bill Newton Shows
Moon Bros. Circus ( owned by Newton's )
1932 to 1933 - Bostock Animal Show
1934 to 1936 - Gorman Bros. Circus
1937 to 1938 - Works Progress Administration show
1939 to 1940 - still owned by Tom Gorman
1941 to 1942 - World of Mirth Carnival
1943 - Terrell Jacobs on Gilbert Bros. Circus
1944 - sold to Ben Davenport
1945 - Austin Bros. Circus
1946 to 1947 - Dailey Bros. Circus
Died - Oct. 1948 in Springfield, Mo.

Records about Jap (Japeno) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jap (Japeno), an Asian elephant at Dailey Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2008. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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