Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Baldy at Ringling Brothers Circus

 ☨ ♂ Baldy  


SSP nr375


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Born:* 1878 wild
Birth place:
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
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1896-08-12Ringling Brothers Circus
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)

Document updated2009-11-19: SSP
2009-11-23: corr. from Hamburg Stellingen to Hamburg Neupferdemarkt
2009-12-13: Death
2012-09-30: arrival date
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† Baldy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States, 1916. (see detailed list).


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. and imported 1879

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Baldy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (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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