Little John (Bung-noi)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Little John (Bung-noi)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nrT2037

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Origin
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1978
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States

Date of arrival

1969-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1966-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Oakland Baby Zoo

Record history
History of updates2021-11-04

Latest document update2022-03-24 15:57:38
Random literature
Biography

† Little John (Bung-noi) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1978 at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit), in United States, .

Origin


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Little John (Bung-noi) was born wild 1958.


Comments / pictures


Little John (Bung-noi) in Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)The arrival of John from the Ruhe Bros.’ Baby Zoo in Oakland marked the first male Asian elephant to travel with a Ringling-owned show in 31 years following the death of Tommy in 1935. He was trained by Axel Gautier whom he performed primarily on the Blue Unit except for a stint at Circus World from 1978-1979. He was named for circus owner John Ringling North and remained with Ringling Bros. until 1981. Here he is at four years old during a publicity stunt for a six-day stint in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ryan Easley


Records about Little John (Bung-noi) from Bob Cline

John, Male Asian
1966 - Oakland Zoo called Bung-Noi
1966 to 1978 - RBBB - Blue Unit
Died - 1978
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".



Contradictory records:

The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephants lists Bung-noi's arrival to the Oakland Baby Zoo in 1959, though Bob Cline's record (derived from the Chang Reynolds files) states his arrival as 1966.
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Little John (Bung-noi), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6754. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

Links

Relevant links

Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

Search more on the web for Little John (Bung-noi)

(The name Little John (Bung-noi) is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)


Categories1978 deaths | 1958 births | Elephants from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) | United States | Asian elephants


About this documentThis document was updated: 2022-03-24 15:57:38 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS


Elephant Encyclopedia and database
ELEPHANT
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Established 1995
ELEPHANT
DATABASE
Established 2006
Your ip: 44.210.21.70