Circus World in United States

Circus World
<q>"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants"</q><cite>Williams Buckles Woodcock</cite>
"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants"Williams Buckles Woodcock
Typecircus
Founded1974
First elephant arrived1974
Last elephant left1984
Closed down1986
PlacePolk City
RegionFlorida
CountryUnited States
Websitehttp://www.lostparks.com/cwld.html
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Elephants owned, residing and performing with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus can be found at several different locations, which have been divided up for clarification of record keeping and to give a better idea of herd identifications. They include:
- Ringling Brothers Circus (1884 - 1918)
- Barnum & Bailey Circus (1888 - 1918)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1919 - 1968)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Gold Unit (1988 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus European Tour (1963 - 1964)
- Circus World at Polk City (1974 - 1984
- Ringling Retirement Farm at Williston (1984 - 2010)
- Ringling Brother's Center for Elephant Conservation (1995 - present)

"This is Circus World Feb. 4, 1974, the day we arrived from Venice with the first 17 elephants: Anna May, Peggy, Rose, Manja, Rebecca, Gilda, Carmen, Mudu, Zina, Tagu, Minyak, Mala, Sophie, Barbara, Babe, Josky and Hope. The Park opened Feb. 21 and two days later I took delivery on "Bonnie" an African and then on July 21, an Asian male "Hugo" from the Jacksonville Zoo"
Williams Buckles Woodcock

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Circus World, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2012), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=457). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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