Barnum and London Circus in United States

Barnum and London Circus

Closed down1885
CountryUnited States

Head keepers
of elephants
George Arstingstal
Relevant literature

Barnum and London Circus, United States, was founded in 1881. Barnum and London Circus closed down in 1885.

Comments / pictures

Merger with P. T. Barnum, James Bailey and James L. Hutchinson, "P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth, And The Great London Circus, Sangers Royal British Menagerie and The Grand International Allied Shows United", soon shortened to "Barnum & London Circus".

1881: 20 elephants, 15 asians, 5 africans.

1883: Elephant boss: George Arstingstal.

1883-02-10: 28 elephants: 3 small elephants arrive from Hamburg making a herd of 28. Chief and Hebe copulated on 6th, 8th, and 10th.Henry Bowser, P. T. Barnums personal secretary

Barnum and Bailey split up again in 1885, but came back together in 1888 with the "Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show On Earth", later "Barnum & Bailey Circus",

References for records about Barnum and London Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Barnum and London Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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