Kelly an Asian elephant at Carson and Barnes Circus

ID nr:   SSP Number: 611 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Carson and Barnes Circus
ArrivalCarson and Barnes Circus 1971-06-00
Born:* 1970 wild
Capture: 1971 ,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1996 -- † 1996-00-00 stillborn, SSP nr: 748
Document updated2009-01-29: New elephant
Isa, Lilly, Alta, Viola, and Margaret were babies about mid chest high when I took them to Mexico City in 1975 for Atayde Bros Circus. A few months prior to this I had picked up 3 other baby elephants Obert (who became their breeding bull) Kelly, and Tracey and presented them on Clyde Bros Circus for a short time. This was in the mid 70's when Carson and Barnes had 47 baby elephants(and 3 adults and a young African named Paula) on their show all between the ages of 3 and 6. In order to tell them apart as there were so many, they stenciled their names on their foreheads with white spray paint. 3 long picket lines of baby elephants. A sight which will never be seen again.
The Circus No-Spin Zone, Carson and Barnes Elephants, 01/28/2009

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kelly, an Asian at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 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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