Minnie an Asian elephant at Carson and Barnes Circus

☨ Minnie
ID nr:   SSP Number: 00 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Dead date:
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 at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 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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