Minnie an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus

☨ Minnie
ID Number:   SSP Number: 00 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 846 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 879 0 years old
Status:Lost to follow-up
Dead date: , most likely dead in Mexico
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Carson and Barnes Circus
ArrivalCarson and Barnes Circus 1973-01-31
from Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo 1953-06-11
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
Born:* 1948 wild
Document updated2009-04-12:?New elephant
2009-12-11: Previous locations, Text, Image
2018-06-21: forked into 2 elephants, this from Boston remains, another Minnie from Zeehandelaar moved to 11788
2018-06-21: assumed dead?
2018-10-16: filed as most likely dead in Mexico
Minnie and Babe arrived together to Zoo New England from a private New York company owner in June 1953. In January 1973, they were again sold together to the Carson & Barnes Circus. Babe was "Lost to Followup" according to the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant, and this Minnie as well, since the studbook confused her with another Minnie, SSP nr 617.

Most likely dead in Mexico.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Minnie, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2723. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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