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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Calcutta I  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1951 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1954-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Record history
History of updates2012-02-22: prob dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Calcutta I is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, .


Calcutta I was born wild 1951.

Comments / pictures

Most probabably dead.

Trained by Louis Reed and Smokey Jones in the winter 1954.

Records about Calcutta I from Bob Cline

CALCUTTA I Born in the wild
Female Asian 1954 to 2000 - RBBB
no more info
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Calcutta I, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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