Kelly
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Carson and Barnes Circus in United States

♀ Kelly

Identification

SSP nr611

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1996
(dead † 1996-00-00)
stillborn SSP id: 748
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1971-06-00Carson and Barnes Circus
Record history
History of updates2009-01-29: New elephant

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Kelly is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States.

Kelly arrived in 1971-06-00 to the Carson and Barnes Circus, Kelly lives together with 12 other elephants at the Carson and Barnes Circus:

  1. 2. ♀ Becky born 1969
  2. 3. ♀ Bunnie
  3. 4. ♀ Chang born 1972
  4. 5. ♀ Isa born 1970
  5. 6. ♀ Isla born 1968
  6. 7. ♀ Libby
  7. 8. ♀ Lisa
  8. 9. ♀ Lulu born 1975
  9. 10. ♀ Tracy (Traci, Tracey) born 1970
  10. 11. ♀ Val born 2007-04-27
  11. 12. ♀ Viola
  12. 13. ♀ Zola born 1965

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (F) 1996 -- † 1996-00-00 stillborn SSP id: 748

Origin


Kelly was born wild 1970, captured 1971 .


Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kelly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 July 2022 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. Autor of the book Americas elephants
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