Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
William H. Woodcock in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Toto  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1927
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:William H. Woodcock, in United States

Date of arrival

1927-00-00William H. Woodcock
from William P Hall Animal Farm

1927-00-00William P Hall Animal Farm
from John Robinson Circus

1927-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Heritage Brothers Circus

1926-00-00Heritage Brothers Circus
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

1922-00-00Gollmar Brothers Circus
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)

1922-00-00Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) 1922-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals

1921-00-00Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)

1920-00-00Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
from Singer Midgets (Leopold von Singer)

Record history
History of updates2010-04-26: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Toto is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1927 at William H. Woodcock, in United States, . Official death reason described as aggressive.


Toto was born wild .

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Records about Toto from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Howes Great London 1920 #1
For the new show three elephants were purchased from William P. Hall, "Lockhart Nellie", "Barnum Alice" and "Wallace Lizzie" plus a young male from Sangers Midgets "Toto".

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Toto from Bob Cline

1920 to 1921 - Howes Great London Circus
1924 to 1925 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1926 -Heritage Bros. Circus
1927 - John Robinson Circus
1927 - sold to Wm.P. Hall per Hall papers @ CWM.
According to Bill Woodcock Sr. Toto was the toughest bull he ever handled.
Died - 1927 only 62 days after William Woodcock bought him.

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


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Toto, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at William H. Woodcock in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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