Sparks Jewel (July, Julie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sparks Jewel (July, Julie)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1966-06-11
Death reason: euthanised: broken leg
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1966-00-00Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus
from Von Brothers Circus

1965-00-00Von Brothers Circus
from Wirth Circus

1961-00-00Wirth Circus
from Hunt Brothers Circus

1938-00-00Hunt Brothers Circus
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1932-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Sparks Circus

1927-00-00Sparks Circus 1927-00-00
from Davidson Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-06-16: Previous locations, Death, Female, Cline RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1966-06-11 at Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as broken leg.


Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) was born wild .

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Reported as attacking his trainer during a performance in the USA in 1961. His age was stated as being 40 years old.

Records about Sparks Jewel (July, Julie) from Bob Cline

JEWEL (Sparks), Female Asian
1926 to 1927 - Davidson Bros. Circus ( called JULY )
1927 - show closed in summer - sold to Charlie Sparks ( renamed JULIE )
1927 to 1929 - Sparks Circus
1930 to 1931 - Sparks Circus ( renamed JEWEL )
1932 to 1938 - RBBB
1938 to 1964 - Hunt Bros. Circus
1961 - leased to Wirth's Circus ( Crushed Eric Fredilius ( 31 ) on March 25, 1961 in Long Island, N.Y. )
1965 - Von Bros. Circus
1966 - Cristiani-Wallace Circus
Died - June 11, 1966 by euthanasia after breaking her leg in a truck wreck.
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sparks Jewel (July, Julie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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