Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Barnum Nellie at Houston Zoo

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Barnum Nellie  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr678 / T2083

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Origin
Born:* 1914 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1941
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1924-00-00Houston Zoo
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

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

1888-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Barnum and London Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-10-02:�
2016-01-05: SSP nr

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

† Barnum Nellie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941 at Houston Zoo, in United States, .

Origin


Barnum Nellie was born wild 1914.


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Contradictory records:


According to Ringling elephants 1888-1968 in Bandwagon, this elephant came to RBBB from Barnum and Bailey, not from from Ringling Brothers Circus.

Buckles Woodcock support this:

Records about Barnum Nellie from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Barnum Nellie
1884-87 Barnum & London Circus
1888-18 Barnum & Bailey Circus (Toured 1898-02 in Europe)
1919-24 Ringling-Barnum Circus
1924-41 Houston, Texas Zoo
(Died in 1941)




Bob Cline and SSP stat her to come into RBBB from Ringling Bros, not Barnum and Baileys:

Records about Barnum Nellie from Bob Cline
NELLIE Born - 1910 in the wild
Female Asian 1911 to 1918 - Ringling Bros. Circus
1919 to 1924 - RBBB
1924 to 1941 - Houston Zoo
Died - 1941



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

T2083 F ~ 1914 WILD WILD ASIA ???? ______ Capture Nellie
HAMBURG ???? ______ Transfer
RINGLING ~ 1918 ______ Transfer
HOUSTON ~ 1924 ______ Transfer
~ 1941 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online



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


Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Barnum Nellie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2600. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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