Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cole Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Culver  dead elephant


SSP nr565


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1920 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cole Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1936-10-03Cole Brothers Circus
from San Diego Zoo

1926-08-11San Diego Zoo
from Christian Holmes

1926-00-00Christian Holmes
from Al G. Barnes Circus

Record history
History of updates2011-03-02: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Culver is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Cole Brothers Circus, in United States, .


Culver was born wild 1920.

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The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

In 1937 the Cole Show left four elephants in the barn "George", "Barney", "Alice" and "Culver". The two males and one of the females were booked out for the summer.
Buckles Woodcock

Records about Culver from Bob Cline

Culver, Female Asian, Stud #565
Born - 1920
1923 to 1926 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1926 to 1936 - San Diego Zoo
1936 - Cole Bros. Circus
1937 - remained in winter quarters of Cole Bros. Circus
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Culver, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cole Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 October 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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