Neena (Nina) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus

☨ Neena (Nina)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Dead date: 2015-05-06
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:1
Location:Carson and Barnes Circus
ArrivalCarson and Barnes Circus 1984-00-00
from Big John Strong Circus
Born:* 1963 wild
Document updated2009-01-07: New elephant RE
2009-01-31:�Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
2013-04-01:�Arrival to C&B RE
2016-12-16: death
John Strong had a one ring Circus on the west coast for years. Known as the Big John Strong Show. His son still has a side show out of Texas. Nina is spelled Neena. There have been three of them with the one on C&B now being the last one. All were on the Big John Strong show thus the name was never changed and people didn't realize the elephant had changed. # 3 definitely went directly from John Strong to C&B but I am not sure what year to be exact. She was leased to Kelly-Miller from 1986-2007.
Bob Cline, 01/29/2009

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Neena (Nina), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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