Baldy an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers Circus

☨ Baldy
ID nr:   SSP Number: 375 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Dead date: 1916
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Ringling Brothers Circus
ArrivalRingling Brothers Circus 1896-08-12
from Reynolds World United Shows
Reynolds World United Shows 1893-00-00
from John B. McMahon
John B. McMahon 1890-00-00
from Greniers Circus
Greniers Circus 1888-00-00
from Burr Robbins Circus
Burr Robbins Circus 1884-00-00
from Greniers Circus
Greniers Circus 1883-00-00
from Burr Robbins Circus
Burr Robbins Circus 1993-00-00
from Myers and Shorb
Myers and Shorb 1882-00-00
from Burr Robbins Circus
Burr Robbins Circus 1881-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
Born:* 1878 wild
Imported:1879
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1900-11-19 -- † 1901-02-16 Ned (Nick), SSP nr: 377
  2. (F) 1902-10-26 -- † 1902-10-26 killed, SSP nr: 378
Document updated2009-11-19: SSP
2009-11-23: corr. from Hamburg Stellingen to Hamburg Neupferdemarkt
2009-12-13: Death
2012-09-30: arrival date

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Baldy, 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=3329. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 46, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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