Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Great American Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Janet  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1992-02-01
Death reason: killed: aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Great American Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1985-00-00Great American Circus
from Hoxie's Great American Circus

1983-00-00Hoxie's Great American Circus
from Hoxie Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-12-31: Name, Previous locations, Death, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Janet is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1992-02-01 at Great American Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as aggressive.


Janet was born wild 1965.

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Janet was shot by police officer Blayne Doyle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a 'rampage.'

The original Hoxie herd, trained by Johnny Harriott, consisted of Janet, Kelly, Stacy, Hoxie (an African male) and Betty.

Janet, Kelly and Irene became a three act put together from the Hoxie Herd by Johnny Harriott to go to Venezuala for Jimmy Harrington. They would later become the Great American Herd on Allen Hill's show.

Records about Janet from Bob Cline

Janet Female Asian
1970 to 1982 - Hoxie Bros. Circus
1983 to 1984 - Hoxie's Great American Circus
1985 to 1994 - Great American Circus
owned by Great American Circus. - went on a rampage with riders on board .
Died - Feb. 1, 1992 - Killed by Police in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl during a rampage.
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Janet, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Great American Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2183. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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