Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Baldy  dead elephant


SSP nr375


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Born:* 1878 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Capture: 1879?
Imported:1879 by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Freight:by ship
Dead: 1916
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1900-11-19
(dead † 1901-02-16)
Ned (Nick) SSP id: 377

2. Born 1902-10-26
(dead † 1902-10-26)
killed SSP id: 378
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1896-08-12Ringling Bros. Circus
from Reynolds World United Shows

1893-00-00Reynolds World United Shows
from John B. McMahon

1890-00-00John B. McMahon
from Greniers Circus

1888-00-00Greniers Circus
from Burr Robbins Circus

1884-00-00Burr Robbins Circus
from Greniers Circus

1883-00-00Greniers Circus 1883-00-00
from Burr Robbins Circus

1993-00-00Burr Robbins Circus
from Myers and Shorb

1882-00-00Myers and Shorb
from Burr Robbins Circus

1881-00-00Burr Robbins Circus
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)

1879-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

1879-00-00Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Port of Colombo

Record history
History of updates2009-11-19: SSP
2009-11-23: corr. from Hamburg Stellingen to Hamburg Neupferdemarkt
2009-12-13: Death
2012-09-30: arrival date
2021-09-15: Importer Firma Hagenbeck

Latest document update2021-09-15 17:24:13
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† Baldy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1916 at Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States, .


Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1900-11-19 -- † 1901-02-16 Ned (Nick) SSP id: 377
  2. (F) 1902-10-26 -- † 1902-10-26 killed SSP id: 378


Baldy was born wild 1878 at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1879? . and imported 1879 by Firma Carl Hagenbeck, by ship

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Baldy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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