Bolo at Schell Brothers Circus

† Bolo
ID Number:   SSP Number: T2130 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Schell Brothers Circus
ArrivedSchell Brothers Circus 1929-00-00
Born: wild
Document updated2012-06-21: New elephant RE

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Records about Bolo from Bob Cline
BOLO, Male Asian, Stud # T2130
1929 to 1934 - Schell Bros. Circus
Lewis Bros. Circus
Died - Jan. 3, 1934 in Atlanta, GA.

Contradictory records:
Buckles Woodcock states Bolo was one of four elephants on Schell Brothers Circus in 1939. John Herriott states Patsy and Bolo both died at the Schell-Zellmar winter quarters in the late-1930s.

Studbook lists:
T2130 F ???? WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Capture Bolo
SCHELL BR ~ 1932 ______ Transfer
UNKNOWN ???? ______ Transfer
LEWIS BR ~ 1934 ______ Transfer
3-Jan-34 Death

Sources, among others

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/07/zellmar-bros-circus-1926-5.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2012/06/schell-bros-1.html
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2012/06/schell-bros-2.html

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