Barnes Trilby
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mills Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Barnes Trilby  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Body height: 2.56 meter, 8.4 feet
Born:* 1902 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1952-07-01
Death reason: unknown: in Davenport, Iowa
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mills Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1949-00-00Mills Brothers Circus
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1938-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus

1937-00-00Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
from Al G. Barnes Circus

1933-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1906-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show

1905-00-00Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show 1905-00-00
from Luna Park

1904-00-00Luna Park
from Thompson & Dundee

1904-00-00Thompson & Dundee
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2010-05-12

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Barnes Trilby is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1952-07-01 at Mills Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as in Davenport, Iowa.


Barnes Trilby was born wild 1902.

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1904: Twenty elephants had been sold to Thompson and Dundee and there were also two bachelor elephants which were going to the largest menagerie in the world, that of Luna Park on Coney Island
Animals are my life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Records about Barnes Trilby from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
1906-32 Sells-Floto Circus
1933-38 Al G. Barnes Circus
1939-42 Ringling-Barnum Circus
(Died Aug.1942 in the Cleveland menagerie fire)

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Barnes Trilby from Bob Cline

TRILBY ( Floto ) 1904 came frm Thompson & Dundee of Luna Park,NY
Female Asian 1905 - Otto Floto Dog & Pony Show
1906 to 1932 - Sells Floto Circus
1933 to 1936 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1937 to 1938 - Al G. Barnes / Sells-Floto Circus
1938 to 1949 - RBBB
sold with Jennie for 6500.00 per RBBB records @ CWM
1949 to 1950 - Mills Bros. Circus
Died - July 1, 1950 in Davenport, Iowa

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Barnes Trilby, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mills Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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