Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Franklin Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hazel  dead elephant


SSP nrT2181


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1904 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1945-09-15
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Franklin Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1939-00-00Franklin Park Zoo
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1919-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Ringling Bros. Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-01-14: New elephant RE
2009-01-14: Previous locations, Death, Text RE
2011-04-08: SSP, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Hazel is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1945-09-15 at Franklin Park Zoo, in United States, .


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

Hazel was born wild 1904.

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


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Hazel, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Franklin Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 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. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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