Barnes Big Ruth
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Puerto Rico unspecified location in Puerto Rico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Barnes Big Ruth  dead elephant


SSP nr703


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* 1896 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Puerto Rico unspecified location, in Puerto Rico

Date of arrival

1966-00-00Puerto Rico unspecified location
from Animaland (Eddie Billetti)

1959-00-00Animaland (Eddie Billetti)
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1938-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1937-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from Al G. Barnes Circus

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† Barnes Big Ruth is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Puerto Rico unspecified location, in Puerto Rico, .


Barnes Big Ruth was born wild 1896 at Asia unspecified location.

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Al G. Barnes first elephant. The circus celebrated her 30th birthday in 1926.
According to Bob Cline sold to Puerto Rico in 1966, unspecified location.

Records about Barnes Big Ruth from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Barnes Big Ruth:

703 F ~ 1896 WILD WILD ASIA ~ 1897 NONE Capture Big Ruth
BARNES AL ~1909 +/-2yr RUTH Transfer
VENICE BB ~ 1939 ________ Transfer
ANIMALAND ~ 1958 RUTH Transfer
PUERTO R ~ 1966 ________ ltf

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Barnes Big Ruth, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Puerto Rico unspecified location in Puerto Rico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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