Old Emma an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

☨ Old Emma
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
ArrivalJungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel) 1948-00-00
from Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus
Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus 1948-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Born:* 1936 wild
Document updated2009-12-21: Birth, Text
"When the Ringling Show brought over the German elephants in 1947 they decided to sell off a number of old timers the following winter at $2,000 apiece. Obert, Kelly and D.R. made a trip to Sarasota and bought four "Cross Country Babe", "Emma", "Jess" and "Victoria" ... Shortly after returning to Hugo they sold "Babe" (Cross Country Babe) to Curley Vernon (United Exposition Shows) and "Emma" to Louis Goebel, each for $4,000. In other words the Millers wound up with two free elephants. They called Concello to see if they had any more elephants for sale but having heard of the transaction he politely declined. D.R. told me there were 12 and they tried to" buy them all but Concello said no, only four to a customer." //Buckles Woodcock

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Koehl, D., (2020). Old Emma, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3237. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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