† Barnum Bessie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Christy Brothers Circus, in United States, .
Barnum Bessie was born wild .
Bessie were purchased by Bailey in the 1890's for the European Tour. After the Barnum & Bailey merge with Ringling Brothers, she became one of two Bessie's on the show. The Barnum Bessie remained at winter quarters from 1920-1925 until her sale to the Christy Brothers Show. It is assumed she died in their winter quarters. Ringling Bessie stayed with the new show until her death in 1930.
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