Dolly
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dolly  dead elephant

Identification


Description

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

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

Date of arrival

1939-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Al G. Barnes Circus

1933-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1923-11-10Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2010-09-23: mankiller

Latest document update2020-10-23 13:52:27
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Biography

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

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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Dolly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2363. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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