Charlie Ed
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Francisco Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Charlie Ed  dead elephant
Charlie Ed being shot
Charlie Ed being shot


SSP nrT2031


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1910 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1937-06-19
Death reason: euthanised: shot, agressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1936-03-16San Francisco Zoo
from Baldwin Park

1934-00-00Baldwin Park
from Al G. Barnes Circus

1934-00-00Al G. Barnes Circus
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1931-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Sells-Floto Circus

1922-00-00Sells-Floto Circus
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
Random literature
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases,

† Charlie Ed is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1937-06-19 at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot, agressive.


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

Charlie Ed was born wild 1910.

Comments / pictures

Records about Charlie Ed from Bob Cline

CHARLEY-ED 1922 - arrives in the US from Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany
Male Asian 1922 to 1930 - Sells-Floto Circus
1931 to 1934 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1934 - starred in a movie " Clive of India"
1934 to 1935 - remained in Barnes Quarters
1936 - given to FleishbacKer Zoo
Killed Edward Brown June 16, 1936
Died - June 18, 1938 ( execution by gunshot )

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Records about Charlie Ed from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Charlie Ed" was named after Charles Edward "Chad" Ballard, son of Ed Ballard one of the co-owners of the American Circus Corporation
Williams Buckles Woodcock

William "Buckles" Woodcock

1934: starred in a movie " Clive of India"

1937: Killed elephant keeper Ed Brown In San Fransisco Zoo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Charlie Ed, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:


Relevant links

Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

Search more on the web for Charlie Ed

(The name Charlie Ed is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)

Categories1937 deaths | 1910 births | Elephants from San Francisco Zoo | United States | Mankillers | Asian elephants

About this documentThis document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Your ip:
Kulen Elephant Forest