Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Christy  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Freight:Arrived Boston harbour from India
Dead: 1961
Death reason: disease: pneumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1960-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Cristiani Brothers Circus

1956-00-00Cristiani Brothers Circus
from Bailey Brothers Circus

1954-00-00Bailey Brothers Circus
from King Brothers Circus

1950-00-00King Brothers Circus
from Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)

1949-00-00Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)
from Bailey Brothers Circus

1947-00-00Bailey Brothers Circus 1947-00-00
from Bob Stevens

1946-00-00Bob Stevens
from Rimberg & Fox (Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox)

1946-11-02Rimberg & Fox (Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox)
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2010-09-26: new record
2018-10-31: arrival, origin

Latest document update2018-10-31 18:35:17
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† Christy is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1961 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as pneumonia.


Christy was born wild . and imported 1946-11-02, Arrived Boston harbour from India

Comments / pictures

"The Ringling circus was presented 1961 at the stadium Moon Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It presented various elephants and one of them died during its stopover in this city"
César Ortega, La Plata, Argentina

Records about Christy from Bob Cline

Female Asian 1947 to 1948 - Bailey Bros. Circus
1949 - Robbins Bros. Circus
1950 to 1951 - King Bros. Circus
1952 to 1953 - King Cristiani Circus
1954 to 1955 - Bailey Cristiani Circus
1956 to 1960 - Cristiani Bros. Circus
1960 - RBBB in South America
Died in 1961 in South America.

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


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Christy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
  • César Ortega, La Plata, Argentina
  • Vickie Cristiani


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Categories1961 deaths | Born in Sri Lanka | 1946 imports | Elephants from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus | United States | Asian elephants

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