Topsy
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Prospect Park Zoo in United States

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Identification

SSP nrT2303

Description

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

Date of arrival

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

1919-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Barnum and Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-10-01:�corr prev location to Barnum and Baileys before RBBB joined herd.

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

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

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.


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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:
 Topsy  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Prospect Park Zoo in United States

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Topsy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2472. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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