Abele (Emily)
African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Abele (Emily)  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Origin
Born:* 1941 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1956-05-13
Death reason: disease: collapsed on the way from Madison Square Garden to train station
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1947-06-26Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Howard Y. Bary

1947-00-00Howard Y. Bary
from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center

Record history
History of updates2010-10-03: Birth, Text RE

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

† Abele (Emily) is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1956-05-13 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed on the way from Madison Square Garden to train station.

Origin


Abele (Emily) was born wild 1941.


Comments / pictures

In June 1947, Howard Bary docked in Bronx, New York, with an African forest elephant for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He had spent several months in the Belgian Congo as an agent for the show. Two elephants were originally acquired and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, however one died four days prior to arrival in America on 22 June 1947.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Abele (Emily), African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2660. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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