Jill an Asian elephant at King Brothers Circus


 ☨ ♀ Jill  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Id numberSSP Number: (579)
Origin
Born:* 1946-10-00 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date:
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations
Present / last location:King Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival

1960-00-00King Brothers Circus
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel) 1958-06-18
from St Louis Zoo
St Louis Zoo 1949-04-15
from Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo 1949-03-08
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company

Document updated2010-09-28: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
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† Jill is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at King Brothers Circus, in United States, disease in , Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)(see detailed list).

Origin


Jill was born wild 1946-10-00.


Comments / pictures

On March 8, 1949, one of the largest animal shipments by air at the time brought 13000 pounds of animals to Idlewild Airport in New York from Singapore. The shipment of 133 animals captured in the jungles of India was consigned by Trefflich’s Bird & Animal Company. Six 1500 pound baby elephants were included, three destined for Biller Brothers Circus and two to the St Louis Zoo. The elephants were temporarily housed at the Prospect Park Zoo in Bronx, New York, while the other animals, including *leopards, gibbons, monkeys and a python were transferred to Trefflich’s quarters. The captain of the plane told of temporarily flying at a very high altitude several times to deplete the calves’ oxygen supply, making them sleepy and halting their “playful antics.” Jill and Judy, the two purchased by the zoo, arrived in St Louis the next month.

Contradictory records::
Buckles WebLog and the studbook gives different history



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Jill, an Asian at King Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2223. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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