Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Danny  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1939-07-07
Death reason: killed:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, in United States

Date of arrival

1938-00-00Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
from Barnett Brothers Circus (Wallace Brothers Circus)

1937-00-00Barnett Brothers Circus (Wallace Brothers Circus)
from Kay Brothers Circus

1937-00-00Kay Brothers Circus
from Otis L. Smith Carnival

Otis L. Smith Carnival
from Sangers Great European Shows-Hugo Bros-Harris Bros-Gentry Bros (Floyd and Howard King)

1928-00-00Sangers Great European Shows-Hugo Bros-Harris Bros-Gentry Bros (Floyd and Howard King)
from Walter L. Main Circus

1925-00-00Walter L. Main Circus 1925-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus

1923-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2021-07-28

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† Danny is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1939-07-07 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, in United States, .


Danny was born wild .

Comments / pictures

Article and Image: "Highland Park Zoo - Part I" at ShowMe Elephants

Records about Danny from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Letter from Bill Woodcock Sr. (4/8/63) to Joe Bradbury
"In 1930 we played Utica NY with the Floto Show and after the bulls were loaded we walked a short distance to the lot of the Otis L. Smith Carnival.
They had an animal show or menagerie with three elephants "Mom", "Danny" and "Eva" acquired from Floyd Kings defunct Cole Bros. Circus, the last two did an act in a roped off area as a free act. They were presented by Joe Secastin and Smiths daughter Maybelle and later appeared in Vaudeville billed as "Maybelle"s Elephants". //Buckles Web Log, "Danny" and "Eva"

"In response to Bill Schreiber, they did indeed have a male elephant on the Wallace Show. This is "Danny" a former Corporation Tusker that was on the show in 1937-38 when they were still using the Barnett title. He tried to tear up the show in 1938, as those males have been known to do and was hustled off to the Pittsburgh Zoo. The man at left wearing the boots is an old timer named Tommy "Daddy" Burns." //Buckles Web Log, Barnett Bros. Circus 1937/ "Danny"

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Danny from Bob Cline

DANNY 1922 - arrives in US imported by the American Circus Corp.
Male Asian 1922 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1923 - remained in winter quarters
1924 - Harris Bros. Circus
1925 - Walter L. Main Circus
1926 to 1928 - Gentry Bros. Circus
1929 - Cole Bros. Circus
1930 to 1931 - Otis L. Smith Carnival
1931 to 1935 - Maybelles Elephants ( Otis L. Smiths daughter )
1936 - Kay Bros. Circus
1936 - bought by Barnett Bros. Circus
1937 - Wallace Bros. Circus
1938 - Barnett Bros. Circus
1938 - Given to Highland Park Zoo near Pittsburgh, PA.
1939 to 1941 - Highland Park Zoo
Died - sometime in 1941

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Danny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2872. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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