Little John (Bung-noi) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

† Little John (Bung-noi)
ID Number:   SSP Number: T2037 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Dead date: 1978
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
ArrivedRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1969-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1966-00-00
from Oakland Baby Zoo
Born:1958 wild
Document updated2011-03-15: New elephant RE
2012-02-28: blue unit

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

Records about Little John (Bung-noi) from Bob Cline
John, Male Asian
1966 - Oakland Zoo called Bung-Noi
1966 to 1978 - RBBB - Blue Unit
Died - 1978


Contradictory records:
The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephants lists Bung-noi's arrival to the Oakland Baby Zoo in 1959, though Bob Cline's record (derived from the Chang Reynolds files) states his arrival as 1966.

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