Hazel an Asian elephant at Franklin Park Zoo

☨ Hazel
ID nr: Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 774   SSP Number: T2181 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Dead date: 1945-09-15
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Franklin Park Zoo
ArrivalFranklin Park Zoo 1939-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1919-00-00
from Ringling Brothers Circus
Born:* 1904 wild
Document updated2009-01-14: New elephant RE
2009-01-14: Previous locations, Death, Text RE
2011-04-08: SSP, Text RE

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Hazel joined the combined shows in the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey merge in 1919. From 1936-38 she was left in the Peru, Indiana winter quarters before going to Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts. //Bob Cline

Records about Hazel from Bob Cline
HAZEL Female Asian
Born - 1904
1911 to 1918 - Ringling Bros. Circus
1919 to 1935 - RBBB
1936 to 1938 - RBBB left in Peru, IND winter quarters
1939 to 1945 - Franklin Park Zoo in Boston
Died - Sept. 15, 1945

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Hazel, an Asian at Franklin Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2996. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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