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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lucy  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1958-01-00
Death reason: accident: truck went over a cliff in Guadalajara, Mexico
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gran Circo Union, in Mexico

Date of arrival

1955-00-00Gran Circo Union
from Dailey Brothers Circus

1944-00-00Dailey Brothers Circus
from Cecil R. Montgomery

1944-07-00Cecil R. Montgomery
from Russell Brothers Circus

1943-00-00Russell Brothers Circus
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
from Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo)

1940-00-00Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo) 1940-00-00
from Louis L. Meitus

1938-00-00Louis L. Meitus
from Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus)

1931-00-00Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus)
from Ketrow Brothers Circus

1923-00-00Ketrow Brothers Circus
from Campbell Brothers Circus

1920-00-00Campbell Brothers Circus
from William P Hall Animal Farm

Record history
History of updates2011-12-08: mankiller

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Lucy is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1958-01-00 at Gran Circo Union, in Mexico, . Official death reason described as truck went over a cliff in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Lucy was born wild .

Comments / pictures

George"Slim"Lewis's 1955 book elephant tramp has a whole chapter about lucy(chapter 5,Learning lessons from Lucy)

Lucy had a long circus career which began with a two-car show entitled Campbell Bros. It was owned by Wm. P. (Low Grass) Campbell. She was sold to the Ketrow Circus in 1923 and was with it until she became Seils-Sterling property for the 1931 season. At the auction of that show in Milwaukee in September 1938 she became Louis Meitus property. The author was present when she, Billy Sunday, and additional animals and equipment from Meitus were delivered to Zoo-park, (ex-Selig Zoo) Los Angeles, in 1940. Lucy was at Goebel's in Thousand Oaks prior to the outbreak of World War II and was used by Jack Joyce through mid-July, 1944, when, after she killed attendant Gabe Tucker, she was sold. She became the property of Ben Davenport and was with his organization until 1955 when she was deposited with Gran Circo Union. She has been dead for a number of years.
Chang Reynolds. Bandwagon, Vol. 13, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1969, pp. 10-19.

Buckles Woodcocks alternative verson:

1918-19 Hall's Farm
1920-23 Campbell Bros. 2 Car Show
1924 J.H. Berry Independent Act
1925-30 Kay Bros. Circus (Wm. Ketrow)
1931-38 Seils-Sterling Circus
1939-41 Lincoln Park Zoo Los Angeles
1942 Jack Joyce Independent Act
1943-44 Clyde Beatty-Russell Brtos. Circus
1945-50 Dailey Bros. Circus
1951-56 Cappell Bros. Circus
1957-58 Gran Circo Union (Mexico)
(Died in Jan. of 1958)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Lucy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Gran Circo Union in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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