Kelly an Asian elephant at Carson and Barnes Circus

Kelly
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 https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4594. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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