Margaret an Asian elephant at Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe)

 ☨ ♀ Margaret  


SSP nr708


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe), in Italy

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1948-00-00Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1936-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1931-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1926-00-00
from Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo 1921-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1917-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) 1911-00-00
from Mike Glasscock

Document updated2010-04-26: Not on tour with Howes 1921
2011-03-03: Female, SSP, Text RE
2011-12-11: SSP RE
Random literature

† Margaret is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe), in Italy, of from unknown reasons in . (see detailed list).


Margaret was born wild .

Comments / pictures

"Margaret the elephant went to the Alberto Zoppé Family's Circus as part of the contract that was negotiated to bring Alberto, Cucciolo and part of the family to the GSOE." // Mike Naughton

Records about Margaret from Bob Cline
Margaret, Female Asian
1910 - Glasscock show
1911 to 1916 - Howes Great London Circus
1917 to 1921 - John Robinson Circus
1921 to 1925 - Memphis Zoo
1926 to 1930 - John Robinson Circus
1931 to 1935 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1936 to 1938 - RBBB
1939 to 1941 - Al G. Barnes Circus winter quarters in Baldwin Park, CA.
1942 - returned to RBBB in Sarasota on Jan. 2, 1942
1942 to 1948 - RBBB
1948 - given to Circus Zoppe in Italy - left US from Madison Square Garden

The Bandwagon article specifically lists the seven elephants on the 1921 Howes show and she isnt one of them. //Cline 2010.

Contradictory records:
This elephant could possibly be listed as Stud Number 707 in the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant. However, the dates and order are much different than suggested by the research of Bob Cline.

Margaret, Female Asian Studbook #707
??? - Born Wild, Asia
??? - VENICE BB (B & B Ringling Bros Circus, Venice FL)
01 Jan 1909 - MEMPHIS (Memphis Zoo, Memphis TN)
01 May 1926 - AMER SHOW (Great American Show)
??? - HALL W.P. (William P. Hall, Lancaster MO)
??? - ITALY
The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Margaret, an Asian elephant at Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe) in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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