Dolly an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus


 ☨ ♀ Dolly  

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:1: Edwin Rogers Schooley
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1950-03-29
Death reason: anesthesia: shot
Locations
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1939-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1933-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1923-11-10
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Document updated2010-09-23: mankiller
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Description

† Dolly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in United States, of anesthesia in 1950-03-29. Official death reason described as shot. (see detailed list).

Origin


Dolly was born wild .


Comments / pictures


At the Sarasota, Florida winter quarters of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Dolly snatched Edwin Rogers Schooley from the side of his horrified parents and crushed his head with one of her ponderous feet. Three days later Dolly was led into a pit, [...] where the 27-year-old elephant was given a huge dose of cyanide.

(Pawsweb word document)


While in Sarasota the winter of 1949-50 while people were visiting the elephant area, a small child wandered under the guard rail and startled "Dolly" who was dozing, she then kicked out fatally injuring the child. As the result of public outcry, she was shot 3/29/50
Williams Buckles Woodcock



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Dolly, an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2363. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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