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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Blanche  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 70 years old
Born:* 1895 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1965
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris), in United States

Date of arrival

1960-00-00Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)
from Circus World Museum

1959-00-00Circus World Museum
from Benson Bros Circus (William Morris)

1957-00-00Benson Bros Circus (William Morris)
from Kelly Morris Circus

1953-00-00Kelly Morris Circus
from Cole Brothers Circus

1935-00-00Cole Brothers Circus
from William P Hall Animal Farm

1931-00-00William P Hall Animal Farm 1931-00-00
from Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)

1927-00-00Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)
from Snake King

1925-00-00Snake King
from William P Hall Animal Farm

William P Hall Animal Farm
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

0000-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2009-01-11: Previous locations, Birth, Death, Text, Source
2009-03-16: Text
2009-12-01: prev. locations according to Cline and Buckles
2012-04-17: prev loc
2022-05-16: Born in Asia

Latest document update2022-05-16 04:16:52
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† Blanche is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1965 at Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris), in United States, .


Blanche was born wild 1895 at Asia unspecified location.

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Records about Blanche from Bob Cline

BLANCHE 1925 - arrived in US from Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
Female Asian 1925 - sold to Fred Buchanan by Snake King
joined Robbins Bros. Circus in Winona, Minnesota in 1925
1925 to 1931 - Robbins Bros. Circus 1930 - 35 years old
1931 to 1934 - Wm P. Hall farm
1935 to 1952 - Cole Bros. Circus
1953 to 1956 - Kelly-Morris Circus
1957 - Benson Bros. Circus
1959 - at the Circus World Museum
1958 to 1965 - owned by Morris family
Died in 1965

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

In 1925, Blanche arrived from Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany. She was sold to Fred Buchanan by Snake King and joined the Robbins Brothers Circus in Winona, Minnesota. In 1959, she spent the summer at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, though still owned by the Morris family. //Bob Cline

"Yes indeed, Blanche was the biggest elephant in the Herd but but for some reason, never trained for the ring, just used in harness. Here she can be seen unrolling a bale of canvas with her front Feet attended by Billy Cox."
To Bud Copeland, Buckles Web Log, 2006-11-15

"You could always spot "Blanche" right away, fine looking big elephant."
Cole Bros. 1930's #7, Buckles Web Log, 2008-01-10
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Blanche, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2879. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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