Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Myakka Elephant Ranch in United States

♀ Carol



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Myakka Elephant Ranch, in United States

Date of arrival

Myakka Elephant Ranch
from George Carden Circus International

George Carden Circus International
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit)

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit)
from George Carden Circus International

1974-00-00George Carden Circus International
from Hanneford Family Circus (George Hanneford)

Record history
History of updates2012-06-07: Mankiller, Carden RE
2013-04-10: shot
2018-04-20: back to Carden?

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Carol is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Myakka Elephant Ranch, in United States.

Carol arrived to Myakka Elephant Ranch unknown date, relocated from George Carden Circus International, in United States.

Carol lives together with 2 other elephants at the private owner Myakka Elephant Ranch:
  1. Lou born 1985
  2. Patty

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Carol was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

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Startled by a passing car, a 6,400-pound elephant, Carol, stumbled while being led to a circus appearance and fell on her handler, who was crushed to death as the animal struggled to get back on her Feet. David Dickerson, a lifelong circus worker, died by the time the rescue helicopter reached the hospital.

Carol, the 39-year-old Asian elephant struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting early Tuesday morning in Tupelo, MS where they are appearing with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Gold Unit.

2013-04-10: When the bullet entered Carol's neck just above the shoulder, part of the bullet broke up into fragments. Carol will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits and being well taken care of. She is enjoying every meal as usual. She will be under the expert veterinary care of Doctor Dennis Schmidt for at least the next couple months.Catherine Carden

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Carol, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Myakka Elephant Ranch in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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