Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo) an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Circus

 ☨ ♀ Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1918-05-17
Death reason: unknown: in Columbus, Ohio
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1896-08-12Ringling Brothers Circus
from Reynolds World United Shows
Reynolds World United Shows
from Orton Brothers Circus
Orton Brothers Circus
from Burr Robbins Circus
Burr Robbins Circus 1879-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Document updated2009-01-12: Death
2012-06-15: import, origin
2012-09-30: alt names
2012-09-30: according to sources, imported together with Baldy.
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† Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1918-05-17. Official death reason described as in Columbus, Ohio. (see detailed list).


Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo) was born wild . and imported 1879

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Imported from Colombo, Ceylon in 1879 together with a male mate called "Baldy".

Records about Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo) from Bob Cline
also called Queen
Female Asian 1881 - Burr Robbins Circus
1882 - Myers and Shorb
Sept. 5, 1882 Burr Robbins buys her back at bankruptcy auction for $ 4,000
1883 - Burr Robbins Circus
1883 to 1884 - Grenier's Garden
1884 to 1887 - Burr Robbins Circus
1888 to 1889 - Grenier's Circus
1890 to 1892 - John B. McMahon
1893 to 1896 - Reynold's World United Shows
joins Ringling Bros. Circus Aug. 12,1896
1896 to 1918 - Ringling Bros. Circus
Died - 1918 in Columbus, Ohio

Ringling Brothers Circus: Big Bingo the Elephant

Ringling Brothers Circus: Big Bingo the Elephant

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Reynolds Jennie (Queen Jumbo, Big Bingo), an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 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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