Lizzie (Wallace Liz) an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus


 ☨ ♀ Lizzie (Wallace Liz)  

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1941-11-05
Death reason: disease: poison
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 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1925-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1923-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1922-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals
Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals 1921-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) 1920-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1919-00-00
from R.T. Richards Circus
R.T. Richards Circus 1917-00-00
from Wheeler Brothers Circus
Wheeler Brothers Circus 1916-00-00
from Barton and Bailey Circus

Document updated2010-04-26: 
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Description

† Lizzie (Wallace Liz) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in United States, of disease in 1941-11-05. Official death reason described as poison. (see detailed list).

Origin


Lizzie (Wallace Liz) was born wild .


Comments / pictures

Records about Lizzie (Wallace Liz) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
The square headed elephant shown in most of the pictures is "Lizzie", the head-carry elephant is "Blanche". These were Cheerful Gardners two key elephants starting in 1923 when he joined the Corporations John Robinson Circus until they were taken away to the Ringling Show in 1939.

Unfortunately both died the same day 11/5/41 in Atlanta, Ga. as a result of the poisoning that cost the Ringling Show 11 elephants.

William Buckles Woodcock





Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Lizzie (Wallace Liz), 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=2388. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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