Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe) in Italy

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Margaret  dead elephant


SSP nr708


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

Date of arrival

1948-00-00Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe)
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1936-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1931-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from John Robinson Circus

1926-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Memphis Zoo

1921-00-00Memphis Zoo
from John Robinson Circus

1917-00-00John Robinson Circus 1917-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)

1911-00-00Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
from Mike Glasscock

Record history
History of updates2010-04-26: Not on tour with Howes 1921
2011-03-03: Female, SSP, Text RE
2011-12-11: SSP RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Margaret is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe), in Italy, .


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.
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Margaret, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe) in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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