Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Russell Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rubber  dead elephant
Russell Brothers circus elephants Rubber, Margaret, Sadie and Elsie in 1936.
Russell Brothers circus elephants Rubber, Margaret, Sadie and Elsie in 1936.
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1939-08-06
Death reason: accident: tractor trailer crash in Mind Spring, VA
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Russell Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1929-00-00Russell Brothers Circus
from Webb Brothers Circus

1928-00-00Webb Brothers Circus
from Christy Brothers Circus

1927-00-00Christy Brothers Circus
from Lee Brothers Circus

1925-00-00Lee Brothers Circus
from Golden Brothers Circus

1923-00-00Golden Brothers Circus
from Palmer Brothers Wild Animal Circus

1922-00-00Palmer Brothers Wild Animal Circus 1922-00-00
from Yankee Robinson Circus

1919-00-00Yankee Robinson Circus
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1915-00-00William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Kit Carson Show

1912-00-00Kit Carson Show
from Forepaugh-Sells Show

1910-00-00Forepaugh-Sells Show
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

1908-00-00Gollmar Brothers Circus
from Adam Forepaugh Circus

Record history
History of updates2022-04-07

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rubber is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1939-08-06 at Russell Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as tractor trailer crash in Mind Spring, VA.


Rubber was born wild .

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1939-08-06: At a bend in the road one of the tractor trailers carrying five employees and two performing elephants named Rubber and Elsie suddenly veered off, nicked a utility pole then hurtled a ten-ft creek before slamming head-on into the opposite bank. The force of the crash demolished the front of the truck cab, instantly killing 16-year-old Rubber, as well as a trainer, a 45-year-old Kansas City man named John Blair, who was caught between the cab and the two-ton pachyderm when she was thrown into him. Four other men in the cab were taken to Kings Daughter’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Records about Rubber from Bob Cline

1882 to 1895 - Adam Forepaugh Circus
1896 to 1907 - Adam Forepaugh / Sells Bros.Circus
1908 to 1909 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1910 to 1911 - Adam Forepaugh / Sells Bros. Circus
1912 to 1914 - Kit Carson Show
1915 to 1918 - Wm. P. Hall farm
1919-1920 Yankee Robinson
1921 - Palmer Bros. Circus
1922 - Howes Great London Shows
1923 to 1924 - Golden Bros. Circus
1925 to 1926 - Lee Bros. Circus
1927 - Christy Bros. Circus
1928 - Webb Bros. Circus
1929 to 1939 - Russell Bros. Circus
1939: Died - August 6, 1939 in Mind Spring, VA.
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Records about Rubber from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:
Rubber in Russell Brothers Circus

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rubber, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Russell Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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