Topsy an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo


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 ☨ ♀ Topsy  

Identification

SSP nrT2303

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Origin
Born:* 1915 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1942-07-00
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations
Present / last location:Prospect Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1920-00-00Prospect Park Zoo
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1919-00-00
from Barnum and Bailey Circus

Document updated2012-10-01:�corr prev location to Barnum and Baileys before RBBB joined herd.
Random literature
Description

† Topsy is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1942-07-00. (see detailed list).

Origin


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Topsy was born wild 1915.


Comments / pictures

Contradictory records:
Did Topsy, before joined RBBB herd in 1919, stay at Ringling bros, or Barnum and Baileys?

Records about Topsy from Bob Cline
TOPSY 1907 to 1918- Barnum & Bailey
Female Asian 1919 to 1929 - RBBB
1929- went to Prospect Park,Brooklyn,N.Y.
1929 to 1942 - Prospect Park Zoo
Died at the zoo July 1942



Records about Topsy from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Topsy:

T2303 F ~ 1915 WILD WILD ASIA ???? ______ Capture Topsy
RINGLING ~ 1918 ______ Transfer
PROSPECTP ~ 1920 ______ Transfer
~ Jul 1942 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online



Records about Topsy from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:




Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Topsy, an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2472. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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