Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Al G. Barnes Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tommy  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Born:* 1905 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1935-08-22
Death reason: euthanised: executed by Police Chief Edward Hobbs in Peru, IN Winterquarters
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Al G. Barnes Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1935-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1929-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1922-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from William P Hall Animal Farm

1921-00-00William P Hall Animal Farm
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2021-11-21

Latest document update2022-05-07 05:06:39
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† Tommy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1935-08-22 at Al G. Barnes Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as executed by Police Chief Edward Hobbs in Peru, IN Winterquarters.


Tommy was born wild 1905.

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Thei coming of Tom Thumb, age 4 months, smallest baby elephant in the world, at
Columbus, Ohio, brought pleasure to the Sells-Floto family, as well as to thousands of
people in every state. Tommy also was imported from the Hagenback zoo in Hamburg
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tommy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Al G. Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 August 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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