Babe (Cross Country Babe) an Asian elephant at United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon)

 ☨ ♀ Babe (Cross Country Babe)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1959
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1948-00-00United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon)
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus
Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus 1948-00-00
from Sparks Circus
Sparks Circus 1947-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1946-00-00
from Arthur Brothers Circus
Arthur Brothers Circus 1942-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1939-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1931-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1929-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1927-00-00
from John Robinson Circus

Document updated2009-12-21: Text
2013-05-02: corr locations
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† Babe (Cross Country Babe) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon), in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1959. (see detailed list).


Babe (Cross Country Babe) was born wild .

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Contradictory records:
The Previous locations/transfers as listed above are from the records of Buckles Woodcock. Bob Cline provides an alternative route table:

Records about Babe (Cross Country Babe) from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
"When the Ringling Show brought over the German elephants in 1947 they decided to sell off a number of old timers the following winter at $2,000 apiece. Obert, Kelly and D.R. made a trip to Sarasota and bought four "Cross Country Babe", "Emma", "Jess" and "Victoria" ... Shortly after returning to Hugo they sold "Babe" (Cross Country Babe) to Curley Vernon (United Exposition Shows) and "Emma" to Louis Goebel, each for $4,000. In other words the Millers wound up with two free elephants. They called Concello to see if they had any more elephants for sale but having heard of the transaction he politely declined. D.R. told me there were 12 and they tried to buy them all but Concello said no, only four to a customer." //Buckles Woodcock

Records about Babe (Cross Country Babe) from Bob Cline
BABE ( Cross Country )
Female Asian
1911 to 1915 - Frank A. Robbins Circus
1915 to 1921 - Santos y Artega in Cuba
1922 to 1924 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1925 to 1926 - John Robinson Circus
1927 to 1928 - Sells Floto Circus
1929 to 1930 - John Robinson Circus
1931 to 1938 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1939 to 1941 - Al G. Barnes Circus winter quarters in Baldwin Park, CA.
1942 to 1945 - Arthur Bros. Circus
1946 - RBBB
1947 - leased to Sparks Circus by RBBB
1948 - Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus
1948 to 1959- United Expositions Shows
Died - 1959

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Babe (Cross Country Babe), an Asian elephant at United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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