Charlie
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Gran Circo Union in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Charlie  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Ben Davenport
Death
Dead:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gran Circo Union, in Mexico

Date of arrival

1950-00-00Gran Circo Union
from Dailey Bros. Circus

Dailey Bros. Circus
from Ben Davenport

1947-06-07Ben Davenport
from Karnataka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2010-05-12

Latest document update2021-09-13 22:09:11
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Biography

† Charlie is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Gran Circo Union, in Mexico, .

Origin


Charlie was born wild at Karnataka unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Ben Davenport


Comments / pictures

After the Dailey Show closed in 1950 Charlie was sold to Gran Circo Union in Mexico. Smokey Jones took him down there. I could write a book on the stories Smokey later told about Charlie's adventures and misadventures while down there. I think he eventually died on that show.
Buckles Woodcock

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Charlie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Gran Circo Union in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2783. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 71, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Buckles Woodcock
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