Blackie
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Blackie  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Circus Chipperfield
Death
Dead:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

Unknown
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)

1956-00-00Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
from Circus Chipperfield

1947-10-00Circus Chipperfield
from King George V Dock

1947-10-00King George V Dock
from Port of Colombo

1947-00-00Port of Colombo
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2011-06-13: New elephant RE
2011-11-27: arr date chipperfield, source
2021-09-16: Importer Circus Chipperfield

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:38:42
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Biography

† Blackie is a dead Lost to follow-up Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Unknown, in Unknown, .

Origin


Blackie was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Circus Chipperfield


Comments / pictures

- Leased to Circus Samerei Busch in Germany in 1958.
- Later sold to Russia.

Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: Jim Stockley Collection - Chipperfields 1956

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Blackie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7313. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Pamela Macgregor-Morris, Chipperfield's Circus, published 1957
  • Jim Stockley
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