Marcella an Asian elephant at Circus World

 ☨ ♀ Marcella  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1977-07-12
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Circus World, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1977-00-00Circus World
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

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† Marcella is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Circus World, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1977-07-12. (see detailed list).


Marcella was born wild .

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"Marcella was only used in spec, covered with a blanket to hide the fact that she was sort of thin. She was retired to Circus World on our first jump from Venice to Lakeland. Axel said that she had been on the show for 64 years. They threw a big "retirement party" for Marcella as a publicity stunt. She didn't last long after retiring." //Elmo Gibb

Records about Marcella from Bob Cline
MARCELLA 1922-Joins RBBB Arrived on a boat in Nov. from Ceylon Nov. 5, 1922
Female Asian 1922 to 1977 - RBBB
Retires to Circus World on Feb. 3, 1977 she weighed 5, 926 lbs.
Died - July 12,1977 in her sleep at Circus World in Fla.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Marcella, an Asian elephant at Circus World in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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