† Ringling Bessie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, in United States, 1930-07-14. (see detailed list).
Ringling Bessie was born wild .
After the Barnum & Bailey merge with Ringling Brothers, she became one of two Bessie's on the show. The Barnum Bessie remained at winter quarters from 1920-1925 until her sale to the Christy Brothers Show. Ringling Bessie stayed with the new show until her death in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1930.
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