Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belle Vue Zoological Gardens in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Annie  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Birth place:
Dead: 1952
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1941-00-00Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
from Circus Sanger

1870-00-00Circus Sanger
from William Cross Zoological Establishment

Record history
History of updates2011-09-18: transfer
2013-06-13: prev location, importer?

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Annie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1952 at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, in United Kingdom, .


Annie was born .

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The attached photo is of Annie an Elephant that was part of the Sanger menagerie at that time. The photo dates somewhere in the 1920s taken at the winter quarters in Crawly near Horley in the UK and the lady in the photo was an aunt of mine. [...] After my mother told me Annie was sold to Belle Vue Zoo

I found the below piece of information on this site ; She also told me that around about 1949-50, the Sanger show performed in Belle Vue winter circus and my grandmother went to see Annie where they had a few emotional moments together. I don't know when she died.
Mike Sanger Freeman, 2008

1941 : Circus Proprietors have complained that meat rationing arrangements do not provide sufficient food for carnivorous animals like lions and tigers. The Government’s answer was to ban all dangerous animals from public performances, because they might break free during an air-raid. This was the last straw for the 140 year old Lord John Sanger’s Circus. The blackout, labour shortage, food rationing, and now the ban on performing animals means they
can no longer continue. At an auction, Annie, their famous 50 year old elephant, was sold to Belle Vue Zoo, Manchester for 50 guineas; Alice, her 16 year old companion, went to rival Tom Fossett’s Circus for 90 guineas.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Annie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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