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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kelly  dead elephant


SSP nr611


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead: 2023-00-00
Death reason: age:
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
2023-11-11: Updated as dead

Latest document update2023-11-11 11:58:41
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† Kelly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-00-00 at Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States, .


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


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


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kelly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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