African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Topsy  dead elephant
This is a better look at "Mike" and "Topsy" in a corral menagerie. <br />
<cite>William "Buckles" Woodcock</cite>
This is a better look at "Mike" and "Topsy" in a corral menagerie. William "Buckles" Woodcock



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1908-00-00Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Forepaugh-Sells Show

1896-00-00Forepaugh-Sells Show
from Sells Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-09-23: EEG source
2021-11-21: Born in Africa, picture

Latest document update2021-11-21 08:52:04
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† Topsy is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, .


Topsy was born wild at Africa unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Records about Topsy from Bob Cline

African Female 1887 to 1896 - Sells Bros. Circus
1889 - Sells Bros. & Barrett Colossal Circus
1896 to 1907 - Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus
1908 to 1909 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
No records found after 1909.

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


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Topsy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (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
  • Page 20, 50, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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