Dutchess
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
George Carden Circus International in United States

♀ Dutchess

Identification

SSP nr321

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 60 years old
Body weight: 3636.36 kg, 8000.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:George Carden Circus International, in United States

Date of arrival

George Carden Circus International
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit)

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit)
from B and C Ranch (Bret Carden)

2006-00-00B and C Ranch (Bret Carden)
from George Carden Circus International

1998-08-06George Carden Circus International
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1998-07-15Dickerson Park Zoo
from George Carden Circus International

1997-01-03George Carden Circus International 1997-01-03
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1996-12-21Dickerson Park Zoo
from George Carden Circus International

1996-03-22George Carden Circus International
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1996-03-18Dickerson Park Zoo
from George Carden Circus International

1995-12-16George Carden Circus International
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1995-12-13Dickerson Park Zoo
from George Carden Circus International

1992-00-00George Carden Circus International
from Monty Cox

0000-00-00Monty Cox
from ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)

0000-00-00ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
from Dick Drake

Record history
History of updates2008-12-20: ISBN
2009-02-06: Previous locations, Text RE
2009-04-12: Text Re
2010-12-05: Weight RE
2013-04-10: transfered
2013-05-06: prev loc.
2018-04-20: back to Carden?

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Dutchess is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the George Carden Circus International, in United States.

Dutchess arrived to the George Carden Circus International unknown date, relocated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit), in United States.

Dutchess lives together with 5 other elephants at the George Carden Circus International:
  1. Betty ( Rani III ) born 1969
  2. Cindy (Cyd, Dopey) born 1972
  3. Judy born 1963
  4. Liz
  5. Vickie (Vicky, Vates) born 1961

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Dutchess was born wild 1962.


Comments / pictures

Hidden by Murray Hill for several years in late 80s and early 90s.

Jaz, Dutchess, and Tory were all sold by George Carden to his son Bret Carden in 2006. //Bob Cline

In August 2007, Dutchess and Janice attended the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. Janice, 31, weighed 7,200 pounds and 34-year-old Dutchess weighed 8,000 pounds.

Records about Dutchess from Bob Cline

DUCHESS Born - 1962 in the wild
Female Asian 1966 to 1985 - Murray Hill's Mightie Mites Elephant Act
Eddie and Dick Drake
in a Robert Mitchum Movie That Championship Season
Murray Hill repossessed and hid with TORY for 5 years
Monty Cox
1992 to Present - Carden International Circus
2000 to 2001 - leased to Red Unit of RBBB
1992 to 2006 - George Carden Circus
2006 to Present - Bret Carden elephant act
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Dutchess, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at George Carden Circus International in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3055. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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