Charlie Ed an Asian elephant at San Francisco Zoo

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 ☨ ♂ Charlie Ed  
Charlie Ed being shot
Charlie Ed being shot


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1910 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1937-06-19
Death reason: euthanised: shot, agressive
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1936-03-16San Francisco Zoo
from Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park 1934-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1934-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1931-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1922-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Document updated2010-09-29: mankiller
2013-04-18: text
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† Charlie Ed is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1937-06-19. Official death reason described as shot, agressive. (see detailed list).


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Charlie Ed was born wild 1910.

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Records about Charlie Ed from Bob Cline
CHARLEY-ED 1922 - arrives in the US from Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
Male Asian 1922 to 1930 - Sells-Floto Circus
1931 to 1934 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1934 - starred in a movie " Clive of India"
1934 to 1935 - remained in Barnes Quarters
1936 - given to FleishbacKer Zoo
Killed Edward Brown June 16, 1936
Died - June 18, 1938 ( execution by gunshot )

Records about Charlie Ed from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Charlie Ed" was named after Charles Edward "Chad" Ballard, son of Ed Ballard one of the co-owners of the American Circus Corporation
Williams Buckles Woodcock

1934: starred in a movie " Clive of India"

1937: Killed elephant keeper Ed Brown In San Fransisco Zoo

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Charlie Ed, an Asian elephant at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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