Susie (Suzy) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Susie (Suzy) at Carson and Barnes Circus

Susie, Minnie and Bunnie, Presented by Anthony Frisco. Hadi Shrine Circus 11/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Susie (Suzy)
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Location:Carson and Barnes Circus
ArrivalCarson and Barnes Circus 1957-00-00
Born:* wild
Document updated2009-06-22: Name, Management, Text
2009-12-10: Text, Image
In the 2007 season, Billy Morris presented elephants on the Garden Brothers Circus leased from Carson & Barnes. He presented a three act with Susie, Bunny and Minnie. Suzie was also presented with Becky and Tracy on the Hanneford Circus that year as well.

In the 2008-2009 seasons, Ramon Esqueda presented elephants on the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Gold Unit leased from Carson & Barnes. He presented a three act with Susie, Bunny and Minnie. No elephant rides were offered, being a Ringling show.

The 2009 Hadi Shrine Circus in Evansville Indiana presented three rings of elephants leased from Carson & Barnes Circus. Minnie, Susie and Bunnie were presented by Anthony Frisco in Ring 1. Isa, Isla and Kelly were presented by Chip Arthur in Ring 3. Zola, Chang, Lulu, Whimpy, and two year old Val were presented by Tim Frisco in Center Ring.

On first sight I came to the conclusion that this was about the ugliest elephant I had ever set eyes on but over the years she filled out and remained very reliable but on occasion might fetch the grooms "a cheeky whallop".
Her entire circus career has been with Carson & Barnes, owned by either Moore or Miller and if someone had told me 50 years ago that she would one day be featured in New York City with the Greatest Show on Earth, I would have begged to differ.
Buckles Woodcock

I don't remember the details, except Daddy purchased Suzy from a zoo. Shipley went to get her and on the way to the show at night.
He was stopped on the road and told by another driver..."Sir, I don't know what you have in the back of your truck, but it coming OUT!"
Suzy behaved like a spoiled child..Mabel adopted her and protected her from Jenny...the mentally retarded one.
One day, a small boy pushed his bike too close to Suzy, and she reached out, took the bike and smashed it several times on the ground...the poor boy cried...Daddy,paid the bill.
Shipley and I performed with Mabel,Jenny, and Suzy for a long time. I have some great memories.
Wanda Moore

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Susie (Suzy), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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