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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sparks Myrtle  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1957-03-00
Death reason: euthanised: got knocked down by another elephant, collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1932-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Sparks Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-12-06: death reason

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Sparks Myrtle is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1957-03-00 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as got knocked down by another elephant, collapsed.

Origin


Sparks Myrtle was born wild .


Comments / pictures

Died in winterquarters March 1957.

"Sparks Myrtle" got knocked down by another elephant and couldn't get up, she was very old. Doc Henderson eventually put her to sleep, she was the one being washed down by Bob Wild in the movie

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sparks Myrtle, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2389. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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