Ned (Nick) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Circus

☨ Ned (Nick)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 377 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Dead date: 1901-02-16
Death reason: disease: nutrition and stomach problems
Location:Ringling Brothers Circus
ArrivalRingling Brothers Circus 1900-11-19
Born:* 1900-11-19 captive-born
in Ringling Brothers Circus
Parents: Baldy x Alice
Siblings through the father Baldy:
  1. 1902-10-26 -- † 1902-10-26 (F) killed
Siblings through the mother Alice:
  1. 1902-10-26 -- † 1902-10-26 (F) killed
Ned (Nick)s pedigree:
P I II III

Ned (Nick)

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Baldy

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Alice

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Document updated2009-01-14: Text
2009-11-19: SSP
Alice did not take care of her son, and was Ned was bottlefed, but with less results, he died three months old. He was the first birth on the Ringling Brothers Circus.

The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant lists the elephant as named 'Nick.'

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ned (Nick), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3328. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 48, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Article in Bandwagon Nov-Dec 1993, by Richard J. Reinolds III, Atlanta

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