Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc)  dead elephant


SSP nr710 / T1031


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1975-07-00
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby), in United States

Date of arrival

1972-00-00Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby)
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

1970-00-00Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
from Gentle Jungle

1963-00-00Gentle Jungle
from Memphis Zoo

1951-00-00Memphis Zoo
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)

1966-00-00Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from Biller Brothers Circus

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

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

1935-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1934-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from John Robinson Circus

1923-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-10-14:�prev locations
2016-01-05: SSP nr

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1975-07-00 at Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby), in United States, .


Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc) was born wild .

Comments / pictures

Records about Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc) from Bob Cline

( Wallace or One Eyed ) 1922 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
Female Asian 1923 to 1924 - John Robinson Circus
1925 to 1934 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1935 to 1936 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1937 to 1938 - Al G. Barnes / Sells-Floto Circus
1939 - RBBB
1940 to 1941 - Thousand Oaks, Ca.
1942 to 1948 - Louis Goebel
1949 to 1950 - Biller Bros. Circus
1951 to 1952 - Howe's Famous Hippodrome Circus
1952 to 1962 - Memphis Zoo
1963 to 1969 - Africa USA Sangus, Ca.
1970 to 1972 - Africa USA Filmore, CA.
1972 to 1975 - Anderson Animal Farm ( Ralph Helfer )
Died - July 19, 1975 Age - 55

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

Modoc was blind in one eye and usually referred to as One-Eyed Modoc.

Records about Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
This Modoc is the elephant from Ralp Helfers NOT-SO-VERY-TRUE book about the elephant Modoc. The pictures in that book is Big Modoc, an elephant Helpher most likely never met, while he also probably confused his Modoc with Little Modoc. Both these elephants died in Sarasota Quarters. Big Modoc in 1957 at age 57 and Little Modoc in 1943 at age 50.

Since Modoc died in 1972, that would have made her 55 if that, at her time of death.
Helfer took the libety of including Little Modoc's Baraboo years, Big Modoc's glory years with the Ringling Show and incorporating them into his elephants history for use in his book. That he would do this, either thru ignorance or greed is unknown, but that the mighty Guinness Book of World Records would simply take his word for her age is ridiculous. In fact his "Modoc" probably had the shorftest life span of the three.
Buckles Woodcock

William "Buckles" Woodcock

1963-69 Africa USA, Saugus, CA; 1971-72 Africa USA, Fillmore, CA; 1972 Anderson Animal Farm, Buellton, CA. Approx. age at death 55.

Records about Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc) from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc):

710 F ~ 1919 WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Capture Modock
GOLLMAR B ~ 1922 ________ Transfer
ROBINS C ~ 1923 ________ Transfer
BALDWIN P ~ 1939 ________ Transfer
RINGLING ~ 1941 ________ Transfer
BILLER BR ???? ________ Transfer
MEMPHIS 20-Feb-52 H0154 Transfer
ANIM INTE 26-May-61 ________ Transfer
REDWOOD ~ 1966 ________ Transfer
GNTL JUNG ~ 1974 ________ Transfer
LAGUNA HI ~ 1974 ________ Transfer
SAN FRAN ~ Jun 1975 ________ Transfer
~ Jul 1975 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Wallace Modoc (One-Eyed Modoc), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Buellton Wild Animal Park (Ted and Pat Derby) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2382. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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