Carol an Asian elephant at Myakka Elephant Ranch

♀ Carol



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

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

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

Document updated2012-06-07: Mankiller, Carden RE
2013-04-10: shot
2018-04-20: back to Carden?
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Carol is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Myakka Elephant Ranch, in United States.

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

In Myakka Elephant Ranch, Carol lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Lou born 1985
  2. ,
  3. Patty
  4. , (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Carol, an Asian elephant at Myakka Elephant Ranch in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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