Bessie an Asian elephant at Sells-Floto Circus

 ☨ ♀ Bessie  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1931
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Sells-Floto Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1931-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1928-00-00
from 101 Ranch Wild West
101 Ranch Wild West 1926-00-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo) 1925-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Document updated2012-06-08: New RE
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† Bessie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Sells-Floto Circus, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1931. (see detailed list).


Bessie was born wild .

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Records about Bessie from Bob Cline
Bessie, Female Asian
1922 - Arrives in the US from the Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
1925- Benson's Animal Farm
1926 to 1927 - 101 Ranch Wild West
1928 to 1930 - John Robinson Circus
1931 - Sells-Floto Circus
Died - winter of 1931-1932 in Peru quarters

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Bessie, an Asian elephant at Sells-Floto Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.


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