Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kelly Morris Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Trilby  dead elephant
Alternative name: Troby


SSP nrT2306


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Born:* 1920 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1952
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kelly Morris Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1950-00-00Kelly Morris Circus
from Cole Brothers Circus

1942-00-00Cole Brothers Circus
from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

1939-02-16Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
from Cole Brothers Circus

1936-00-00Cole Brothers Circus
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1931-04-28William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)

1924-00-00Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan) 1924-00-00
from World Brothers Wild Animal Circus

1923-00-00World Brothers Wild Animal Circus
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1923-00-00William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2010-09-25: 
2022-05-16: Born in Asia

Latest document update2022-05-16 04:24:48
Random literature

† Trilby is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1952 at Kelly Morris Circus, in United States, .


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

Trilby was born wild 1920 at Asia unspecified location.

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1923: along with Jenny, Katie, Babe, Mary & Sidney to Halls farm

Records about Trilby from Bob Cline

Female Asian
1923 - Wm. P. Hall farm
1923 - World Bros. Circus
1924 to 1930 - Robbins Bros. Circus 1930 - 18 years old
Bought by W.P.Hall from Fred Buchanan April 28,1931
1932 to 1935 - Wm. P. Hall Farm
1936 - stayed in Cole Winter Quarters
1937 to 1939 - Cole Bros. Circus
1940 to 1941- Cleveland, OH Zoo
1942 to 1952 - Cole Bros. Circus
1952 - Kelly-Morris Circus
Died - 1952

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


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Trilby, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kelly Morris Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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