Deceased elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in United States


This database list 51 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1+ Luna
EM F
wild
1962 (8 years after arrival)unknown x 1954-00-00
2+ Christy
EM F
wild
1961 (1 years after arrival)disease pneumonia x 1960-00-00Cristiani Brothers Circus1946-11-02
3+ Sparks Myrtle
EM F
wild
1957-03-00 (25 years after arrival)euthanised got knocked down by another elephant, collapsed x 1932-00-00Sparks Circus
4+ Big Modoc
EM F
57wild
1900
1957 (26 years after arrival)unknown x 1931-00-00Cole Brothers Circus
5+ Tex
EM
57
1957 (5 years after arrival)unknown x 1952-00-00
6+ Tony
EM F
57wild
1957 (18 years after arrival) x 1939-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
7+ Abele (Emily)
LC F
15wild
1941
1956-05-13 (9 years after arrival)disease collapsed on the way from Madison Square Garden to train station x 1947-06-26Howard Y. Bary
8+ Barnes Big Jewell
EM F
15wild
1955-12-03 (16 years after arrival)accident died after being hit by a car in West Palm Beach, Fl. x 1939-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
9+ Manuela (Manula)
EM F
15wild
1951 (1 years after arrival)disease pneumonia? x 1950-00-00Baptiste Schreiber
10+ Dolly
EM F
15wild
1950-03-29 (11 years after arrival)anesthesia shot x 1939-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
11+ Katie
EM F
15
1948 (29 years after arrival) x 1919-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus
12 SSP id: 311 + Sudan
LA F
11wild
1936
1947-12-25 (11 years after arrival)killed x 1936-00-00Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
13+ Mabel
EM F
11
1944-03-03 (2 years after arrival)euthanised at Sarasota winter quarters x 1942-00-00Unknown
14+ Little Modoc
EM F
55wild
1888
1943 (24 years after arrival)unknown x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
15+ Barnum Queen
EM F
48wild
1894?
1942?unknown x Sparks Circus
16+ Wallace Rosy (Rosie, Tillie)
EM F
48wild
1942-08-04 (3 years after arrival)accident died in Cleveland Menagerie Fire x 1939-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
17+ Ringling Trilby
EM F
48
1942-08-04 (23 years after arrival) x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
18+ Ringling Rosy (Rose)
EM F
48
1942-08-04 (19 years after arrival)accident died in Cleveland Menagerie Fire x 1923-11-10
19+ Juno
EM F
48wild
1942 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1942-01-02Al G. Barnes Circus
20+ Kas
EM F
48wild
1942 (4 years after arrival)accident menagerie fire x 1938-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
21+ Peggy
EM F
48wild
1941-11-14 (2 years after arrival)disease poison, penumonia x 1939-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
22+ Clara
EM F
48wild
1941-11-08 (22 years after arrival)disease poison x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
23+ Barnum Lizzie (Liz)
EM F
48wild
1941-11-07 (22 years after arrival)disease poison x 1919-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus
24+ Mabel
EM F
48unknown
1941-11-06 (18 years after arrival)disease poisoned x 1923-11-10
25+ Tillie (Queen)
EM F
48
1941-11-06 (2 years after arrival)disease poisoning x 1939-00-00Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
26+ Pouquois (Puqua)
LC F
5wild
1936
1941-11-05 (5 years after arrival)killed poison x 1936-00-00Howard Y. Bary
27+ Alice
EM F
5wild
1941-11-05 (19 years after arrival)disease poison x 1922-11-05
28+ Lizzie (Wallace Liz)
EM F
5wild
1941-11-05 (2 years after arrival)disease poison x 1939-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
29+ Blanche
EM F
5wild
1941-11-05 (2 years after arrival)disease poison x 1939-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
30+ Mary
EM F
5wild
1941-11-00 (19 years after arrival)disease poison x 1922-00-00
31+ Palm
EM F
5wild
1941-11-00 (19 years after arrival)disease poisoning x 1922-09-00
32+ Tess (Tessie)
EM F
5wild
1940-09-27 (1 years after arrival)disease Tetanus and Lung problems x 1939-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
33+ Congo
LC M
< 1 5wild
1936
1937-02-00 (1 years after arrival)unknown died in Sarrasota x 1936-00-00Howard Y. Bary
34+ Old John (John L. Sullivan, Othello, Tiny, Light of Asia)
EM M
5wild
1932-01-16 (13 years after arrival)unknown x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
35+ Ringling Bessie
EM F
5wild
1930-07-14 (11 years after arrival)unknown x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
36+ Sells Queen
EM F
66wild
1864
1930-03-23 (11 years after arrival)age x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
37+ Albert
EM M
41wild
1888
1929-03-28 (10 years after arrival)disease pneumonia x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
38+ Rio (Ryo)
EM M
41wild
1928-06-20 (9 years after arrival)euthanised executed in New Haven Conn. after stampade x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
39+ Judy
EM F
41
1928-03-28 (9 years after arrival) x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
40+ Mighty
EM M
23wild
1900
1923 (4 years after arrival)euthanised in Bridgeport x 1919-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus
41+ Mary
EM F
23
1919-03-10 (0 years after arrival) x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
42+ Icky
EM F
23wild
(-1947 years after arrival)unknown x 1947-06-20Zoo Circus
43+ Mutu
EM F
23wild
(-1947 years after arrival)unknown x 1947-06-20Zoo Circus
44+ Sabu
EM F
23wild
(-1947 years after arrival)unknown x 1947-06-20Zoo Circus
45+ Padmuh
EM F
23wild
(-1952 years after arrival)unknown x 1952-00-00
46+ Calcutta I
EM F
23wild
1951
(-1954 years after arrival)unknown x 1954-00-00
47+ Wallace Pinto
EM F
23wild
(-1942 years after arrival)unknown x 1942-00-00Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
48 SSP id: 591 + Joyti
EM F
23wild
1963-05
(-1966 years after arrival)unknown x 1966-09-25St Louis Zoo
49+ Fannie (Fanny)
EM F
23
(-1942 years after arrival) x 1942-01-02Baldwin Park
50+ Romeo
EM F
23
(-1919 years after arrival) x 1919-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
51+ Jughead Nellie
EM F
23
(-1936 years after arrival) x 1936-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=455 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2018-10-31 Christy:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • César Ortega, La Plata, Argentina
  • Vickie Cristiani

  • 2013-06-13 Old John (John L. Sullivan, Othello, Tiny, Light of Asia):
  • http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/52631/

  • http://www.thecircusworld.com/americas-elephants" Americas elephants by Bob Cline.
  • Richard Reynolds
  • Page 62, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • The New York Times, April 11, 1884.

  • http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30D11FA395C15738DDDA80A94DB405B8484F0D3
  • 2013-05-02 Barnes Big Jewell:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/al-g-barnes-circus-date-unknown.html">Buckles Woodcock
  • 2013-04-18 Blanche:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/05/from-dave-price_16.html">From Dave Price, Buckles Web Log, 05/16/08
  • 2013-04-18 Wallace Rosy (Rosie, Tillie) :
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2013-04-17 Jughead Nellie:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Barnum Queen:
  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/08/from-erik-jaeger.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/02/sparks-elephant-acts-6.html
  • 2012-10-31 Rio (Ryo):
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon
  • 2012-10-31 Mighty:
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/07/barnum-bailey-mooneys-musical.html">Buckles Woodcock
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2012-10-31 Albert:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Sells Queen:
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Query/Query06c1101.htm">Circus history message board: What Ever Became of Famous Circus Elephant, 21 January, 2006
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Barnum Lizzie (Liz):
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Ringling Bessie:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • 2012-10-31 Fannie (Fanny):
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Katie:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-31 Romeo:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-02 Big Modoc:
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Query/Query04a.htm">About Modoc, Buckles Woodcock, Circus history message board
  • 2012-10-02 Clara:
  • Page 9, The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-02 Mabel:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon
  • 2012-10-02 Peggy:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-02 Wallace Pinto:
  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

  • 2012-10-02 Ringling Trilby:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H3UxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MiIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=ringling%20elephant&pg=5273%2C6175589
  • 2012-10-02 Tillie (Queen):
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-02 Ringling Rosy (Rose):
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-10-01 Dolly:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon
  • 2012-10-01 Palm:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-09-30 Mary:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-09-30 Judy:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon
  • 2012-09-30 Mary:
  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon
  • 2012-08-28 Juno:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-06-07 Tony:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-04-17 Sudan:
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-chris-berry-2.html">Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2010/07/sarasota-1947-1-from-buckles.html">"Sarasota 1947 #1 (From Buckles)," Buckles Web Log, 2010-07-27

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2012-02-22 Calcutta I:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2010-10-08 Manuela (Manula):
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/01/to-toddp.html">"To ToddP", Buckles Web Log, 2006-01-13

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/06/baptiste-schreiber-1.html">"Baptiste Schreiber #1", Buckles Web Log, 2006-06-02

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/01/jim-cole-pictures-4.html">Jim Cole pictures #4", Buckles Web Log, 2008-01-18

  • http://www.circushistory.org/Query.htm">"2837 Elephant incident", Circus History Message Board, 2009-03-04
  • 2010-10-03 Abele (Emily):
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

  • http://books.google.com/books?id=WQwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86&dq=siam+animal&hl=en&ei=R56nTM_yLcL98AafyMjWDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-preview-link&resnum=9&ved=0CFIQuwUwCA#v=onepage&q=siam%20animal&f=false" target="_blank">"Record Grosses Hold for R-B," The Billboard Vol 59 No 26, Page 79, 1947-07-05
  • 2010-09-26 Mabel:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2010-05-12 Kas:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1964Mar.htm
  • 2010-04-26 Lizzie (Wallace Liz):
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/07/hagenbeck-wallace-circus-1937-10-from.html">Buckles Weblog:Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1937
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/03/rt-richards-circus-1917-3.html">Buckles Weblog
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1964Sep.htm">Howes Great London Circus, Season of 1921 By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 8, No. 5, 1964, pp. 4-13.
  • 2009-12-17 Tess (Tessie):
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2009/12/from-buckles.html
  • 2009-12-06 Sparks Myrtle:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2009/12/sarasota-revisited-12.html
  • 2009-03-19 Padmuh:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html">To Henry Penndorf, Buckles Web Log, 2007-06-07
  • 2009-03-19 Tex:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html">To Henry Penndorf, Buckles Web Log, 2007-06-07
  • 2009-01-01 Pouquois (Puqua):
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-chris-berry-2.html">Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2

  • Pages 64, 65, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2009-01-01 Congo:
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-chris-berry-2.html">Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2008-05-20 Luna:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html
  • 2007-04-18 Little Modoc:
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Query/Query04a.htm">Buckles Woodcock, Circus history message board

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