Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Peggy  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1941-11-14
Death reason: disease: poison, penumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1939-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1933-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1930-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from Grants Farm

1928-00-00Grants Farm
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

Record history
History of updates2023-04-29

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Peggy is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941-11-14 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as poison, penumonia.


Peggy was born wild .

Comments / pictures

Died fall of 1941 in Atlanta , Ga. due to poisoning.
She almost recovered, and was sent back to the show, but died on Penuominia (Chang Reynolds)

Records about Peggy from Bob Cline

Female Asian 1927 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1928 - bought by August Busch
1928 to 1929 - Busch Gardens in St. Louis, MO.
1930 to 1932 - Sells-Floto Circus
1933 to 1938 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1939 to 1941 - RBBB
Died 1941-in Atlanta poisoning

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Peggy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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