Cooper and Bailey Circus in United States


Cooper and Bailey Circus
Typecircus

Owner 1860-1881: James A. Bailey
1860-1881: James E. Cooper
1878-1880: James L. Hutchinson
Founded1860
First elephant arrived1860
Last elephant left1881
Closed down1881
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country United States

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Head keepers
of elephants
1879: Stewart Craven
(elephant trainer)
1879-1880: George Arstingstall
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers
Record history
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Description

Cooper and Bailey Circus, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States , was founded in 1860 and the first elephant arrived in 1860. The last elephant left in 1881. Cooper and Bailey Circus closed down in 1881.


Comments / pictures
Records about Cooper and Bailey Circus from Bob Cline

Cooper & Bailey ( Cooper & Bailey - owners )


  1. Babe Asian Female 1873 to 1881
  2. Betsy Asian Female 1876
  3. Bridgeport Asian Female 1882 to 1886 Born in Bridgeport, CT. - Dam was QUEEN
  4. Cheiftain Male Asian 1878 to 1882
  5. Columbia Asian Female 1880 to 1881 Born in Bridgeport, Ct.- Dame was HEBE
  6. Congo African 1879
  7. Emperor 1878
  8. Hebe Asian Female 1870 to 1880 Gave birth March 10, 1880
  9. Mandarin Male Asian 1878 to 1881 Died 1902
  10. Prince Male Asian 1876 to 1881 Died June 23, 1883 in Hamilton, Ont. Canada.
  11. Queen Asian Female 1880 Gave birth Feb. 2, 1882
  12. Sultan 1878
  13. Topsy African 1879

?Victoria Asian Female 1879 advertised as expecting - I believe is same as HEBE

Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants


James Anthony Bailey had teamed with James E. Cooper to create the Cooper and Bailey Circus in the 1860s.

Baileys circus was soon P. T. Barnums chief competitor.

1876-1878: On tour in Australia. The show taken on board numbered sixty-five people, fifteen horses, six elephants, one giraffe, one hippopotamus and nine cages of animals.

1879: Cooper and Bailey owned 10 elephants, incuding a pregnant elephant female. (Hoage, Deiss, From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century, page 103)

Bailey was the first to display an electric light in 1879, a year before Thomas Edison patented it. He also exhibited "Little Columbia," the first baby elephant ever born in an American circus.

1881: Barnum wanted to buy the elephant, but Bailey turned him down. Instead of continuing as competitors, each man recognized the showmanship of the other, and decided to combine their shows in 1881: Barnum & London Circus.

References for records about Cooper and Bailey Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Cooper and Bailey Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=464. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • The Australian Tour of Cooper, Bailey & Co.s Great International Allied Shows Route Book (1877)
  • Hoage, Deiss, From Menagerie to Zoological Park in the Nineteenth Century, page 103


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