Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
King Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jill  dead elephant


SSP nr579


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1946-10-00 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:King Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1960-00-00King Brothers Circus
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

1958-06-18Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
from St Louis Zoo

1949-04-15St Louis Zoo
from Prospect Park Zoo

1949-03-08Prospect Park Zoo
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company

Record history
History of updates2010-09-28: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Jill is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at King Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Jill was born wild 1946-10-00.

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On March 8, 1949, one of the largest animal shipments by air at the time brought 13000 pounds of animals to Idlewild Airport in New York from Singapore. The shipment of 133 animals captured in the jungles of India was consigned by Trefflich’s Bird & Animal Company. Six 1500 pound baby elephants were included, three destined for Biller Brothers Circus and two to the St Louis Zoo. The elephants were temporarily housed at the Prospect Park Zoo in Bronx, New York, while the other animals, including *leopards, gibbons, monkeys and a python were transferred to Trefflich’s quarters. The captain of the plane told of temporarily flying at a very high altitude several times to deplete the calves’ oxygen supply, making them sleepy and halting their “playful antics.” Jill and Judy, the two purchased by the zoo, arrived in St Louis the next month.

Contradictory records:
Buckles WebLog and the studbook gives different history

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jill, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at King Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 March 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2223. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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