Nellie at Franklin Park Zoo

† Nellie
ID Number:   SSP Number: T2243 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Dead date: 1949
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Franklin Park Zoo
ArrivedFranklin Park Zoo 1948-01-15
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1919-00-00
from Ringling Brothers Circus
Ringling Brothers Circus 1911-00-00
from Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville
Born:1905 wild
Document updated2011-04-08: New elephant RE
2012-10-01: changed according to SSP studbook

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

Contradictory records:
The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant states Ringling acquired Nellie in 1911 from the Buck Zoo. It lists her birth in 1905.

Records about Nellie from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Nellie:

T2243 F ~ 1905 WILD WILD ASIA ???? ______ Capture Nellie
BUCK ZOO ???? ______ Transfer
RINGLING ~ 1911 ______ Transfer
FRANKLINP 15 Jan 1948 ______ Transfer
~ 1949 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

Records about Nellie from Bob Cline
NELLIE Female Asian
1904 to 1918 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
1919 to 1939 - RBBB
1940 to 1941 - Al G. Barnes Circus winter quarters in Baldwin Park, CA.
1942 to 1948 - RBBB
1948 to 1949 - Franklin Park Zoo in Boston
Died - 1949

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