Tulsa at Bucky Steele

† Tulsa
ID Number:   SSP Number: 618 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1981-03-09
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Bucky Steele
ArrivedBucky Steele 1980-00-00
from Kings Amusements
Kings Amusements 1961-00-00
from Will H. Hill
Will H. Hill 1926-00-00
Born: wild
Document updated2011-02-22: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
Records about Tulsa from Bob Cline
1926 to 1960 - William Hill Elephant Act
1961 to 1980 - Walt King Amusements
1980 - Sold to Circus Gatti
Died - 1980 at Bucky Steele's place on her way to Circus Gatti in CA.

"I met Bobby Gibbs when he was working for Walt King's father in the spring of 1965 in Columbia, SC. Bobby was working Wanda (a former Will Hill elephant?)and other animals in a small shopping center circus and ride operation. I recall asking about King's ad in AB for the three elephant act in 1965. Would that have been Tulsa, Wanda, and (who)?" //Jim Alexander

"The Walt King elephant had a three act with Rajee until she died in Benton Harbor, Michigan in Sept. of 1963. They didn't get Queenie until 1967, and they only had Nellie for a short time in the early 1970's before selling here to the Commerford Petting Zoo. So other than Tulsa and Wanda, I don't have a third elephant listed in 1965." //Bob Cline

Contradictory records:
The North American SSP only information regarding Tulsa is a birth in 1947, an arrival date to Bucky Steele ~01/24/81 and a death date 03/09/81. None of these correspond to the data acquired by Bob Cline.

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