Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jess  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

from Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen

1921-04-00Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

1921-04-00Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-10-02: 
2020-11-06: Updated as lost to trace
2021-11-25: Updated as dead
2021-11-25: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-11-25 05:28:43
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† Jess is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Unknown, in Unknown, .


Jess was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

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[...] to the Hagenbeck Zoo in April of 1921
William Buckles Woodcock, 2008

This performance really did make John Ringling
whistle, and our wonderfully trained eighteen polar bears, twelve
Bengal tigers and the exotic item with fourteen zebras and camels also
pleased him mightily. In due course he wrote us a handsome cheque,
in addition transferring to us four elephants out of his American herd,
which by steady purchasing in these years since we last met he had
built up to some ninety animals.
Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

The other three elephants imported back to Germany from USA were Barnum Queen, Veneda, and Mary.

Records about Jess from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:
Jess in Unknown

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jess, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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