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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sidney (Sid)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1972
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:King Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1970-00-00King Brothers Circus
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1946-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Clyde Beatty Circus

1945-00-00Clyde Beatty Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus

1944-00-00Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus

1943-00-00Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus
from Johnny J. Jones Exposition

1941-00-00 Johnny J. Jones Exposition 1941-00-00
from Hamid-Morton Circus

1940-00-00Hamid-Morton Circus
from Clyde Beatty (private)

1939-00-00Clyde Beatty (private)
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1935-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from William P Hall Animal Farm

Record history
History of updates2010-09-25: Previous locations
2010-12-10: Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sidney (Sid) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1972 at King Brothers Circus, in United States, .


Sidney (Sid) was born wild .

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In 1938, Clyde Beatty received three elephants from the Cole Show in lieu of backwages Mary, Sidney and Anna May.

During the early seventies, the King Brothers Circus presented a three act of elephants with Ola, Conti and Sidney. They were reduced to two elephants after Sidney's death in 1972 until Carl Conley brought his young elephant Anna Marie to the show. She performed a single act in addition to the two act of older cows presented by Bobby Cline.

Sidney was a female named for one of Wm. P. Hall's daughters.
Her last few years were spent with King Bros. Circus (Beatty Show #2 Unit) and died in 1972.

Buckles Woodcock

Records about Sidney (Sid) from Bob Cline

Female Asian Wm.H.Hall buys her in the winter of 1925-1926
1925 to 1934 - Performed with Wilma and Mary while with Wm. Hall
1935 - Sold to Cole Bros.-Clyde Beatty Circus
1939 - bought by Clyde Beatty
1939 -Atlantic City, NJ w/ Clyde Beatty
1940 - Hamid Morton Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1941-1942 - Johnny J.Jones carnival w/ Clyde Beatty
1943- Wallace Bros. -Clyde Beatty Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1944 - Clyde Beatty - Russell Bros. Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1945 - Clyde Beatty Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1946-1970 Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. Circus
1962 - loaned to MGM for the Movie " Jumbo".
Died - July 1972 on King Bros. Circus

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sidney (Sid), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at King Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 April 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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