Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sells and Gray Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Ben Davenport
Dead: 1974
Death location: Sells and Gray Circus
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sells and Gray Circus , in United States

Date of arrival

1972-00-00Sells and Gray Circus
from King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)

1962-00-00King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1960-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Cristiani Brothers Circus

1956-00-00Cristiani Brothers Circus
from Bailey Brothers-Cristiani Circus

1954-00-00Bailey Brothers-Cristiani Circus
from King Brothers and Cristiani Circus

1952-00-00King Brothers and Cristiani Circus 1952-00-00
from King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)

1951-00-00King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)
from Dailey Bros. Circus

1948-00-00Dailey Bros. Circus
from Ben Davenport

1947-06-07Ben Davenport
from Karnataka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-09-16: Importer Ben Davenport

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:34:34
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1974 at Sells and Gray Circus , in United States, .


Mary was born wild at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Ben Davenport

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Records about Mary from Bob Cline

MARY 1943 - Brought to US by Louis Reed for Ben Davenport's Dailey Bros. Circus.
Female Asian 1948 to 1950 - Dailey bros. Circus
1950 - given to Norma Davenport Cristani as a wedding present.
1951 - King Bros. Circus
1952 to 1953 - King Bros. Cristiani Circus
1954 to 1955 - Bailey Cristiani Circus
1956 to 1959 - Cristiani Bros.Circus
1960 to 1961 - Clyde Beatty- Cole Bros. Circus
1962 to 1972 - King Bros. Circus
1972 to 1974 - Sells and Gray Circus
Died early in 1974
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sells and Gray Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 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

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