African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Fanchon  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers), in United States

Date of arrival

1913-00-00Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
from Forepaugh-Sells Show

1910-00-00Forepaugh-Sells Show
from Ringling Bros. Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-01-15: Species, Text
2010-04-24: corr. previous locations

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Fanchon is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers), in United States, .


Fanchon was born wild .

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Records about Fanchon from Bob Cline

1893 to 1909 - Ringling Bros. Circus
1910 to 1911 - Adam Forepaugh - Sells Bros. Circus ( owned by Ringling )
1913 - Howes Great London Circus

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

Records about Fanchon from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
"Here are a few more elephants in this advertising post card for you to identify--if you believe their advertising! You spoke of the lease for the two years 4-paw-Sells was off the road and Bill Cooker dated the photo 1913, after 3-Paw-Sells had returned to the road for 1910-11. Can you tell us about the Gollmar Herd in those years? How long did Ringling continue to lease elephants to their cousins? Nice to have Bill contributing to the blog. Dick Flint Baltimore
"The elephant Herd on 4-Paw & Sells for the final two seasons (1910-11) consisted of 14 elephants and George Denman, brought over from Barnum & Bailey, was placed in charge." Buckles
Ring 1- Presented by Oscar Vought
1. Babe 2. Rubber 3. Vanita 4. Betts 5. Alice
Ring 2- Presented by George Denman
1. Jennie 2. Rio (male) 3. Nellie
These three young elephants were imported from Hagenbeck to much acclaim. One newspaper review stated that three Great Dane Dogs were included in the act.
Ring 3- Presented by Richard Smith
1. Queen 2. Fanchon 3. Lena 4. Romeo 5. Columbia
A 14th elephant named "Lou" did not perform."

Gollmar Ele Post Card (From Richard Flint), Buckles Web Log, 11/11/08

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Fanchon from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:
Fanchon in Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Fanchon, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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