Babe (Cross Country Babe)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Babe (Cross Country Babe)  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

1948-00-00United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon)
from Kelly Miller Circus

1948-00-00Kelly Miller Circus
from Sparks Circus

1947-00-00Sparks Circus
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1946-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Arthur Brothers Circus

1942-00-00Arthur Brothers Circus
from Al G. Barnes Circus

1939-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus 1939-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1931-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from John Robinson Circus

1929-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1927-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from John Robinson Circus

1925-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1922-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Santos y Artega

1915-00-00Santos y Artega
from Frank A. Robbins Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-12-21: Text
2013-05-02: corr locations

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Babe (Cross Country Babe) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1959 at United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon), in United States, .


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Babe (Cross Country Babe), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 August 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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