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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tess (Tessie)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1940-09-27
Death reason: disease: Tetanus and Lung problems
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

1927-00-00Grants Farm
from Grants Farm

1923-00-00Grants Farm
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1907-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1907-00-00
from Great Wallace Brothers

1899-07-04Great Wallace Brothers
from Carl Hagenbeck Animal Exhibit (Chicago Fair)

1897-00-00Carl Hagenbeck Animal Exhibit (Chicago Fair)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2009-11-07

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tess (Tessie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1940-09-27 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as Tetanus and Lung problems.


Tess (Tessie) was born wild .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tess (Tessie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4217. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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