Shirley an Asian elephant at Wild Adventures

 ☨ ♀ Shirley  

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 77 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1944? wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Capture: 1946
Dead date: 2021-02-02
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Wild Adventures, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1994-00-00Wild Adventures
from Oscar and Carin Cristiani
Oscar and Carin Cristiani 1967-00-00
from Rudy Brothers Circus
Rudy Brothers Circus 1964-00-00
from Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus
Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus 1962-00-00
from Diano Brothers Circus
Diano Brothers Circus 1961-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1960-00-00
from Cristiani Brothers Circus

from King Brothers Circus

Document updated2010-10-05: Previous locations, Birth RE
2010-10-05: corr prev locations
2018-10-31: corr country origin: Ceylon, not India
2020-10-18: import year
2021-02-03: death report
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† Shirley is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Wild Adventures, in United States, of age in 2021-02-02. (see detailed list).


Shirley was born wild 1944? at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1946 . and imported 1946-11-02

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Records about Shirley from Bob Cline
Female Asian 1947 to 1948 - Bailey Bros. Circus
1949 - Robbins Bros. Circus
1950 to 1951 - King Bros. Circus
1952 to 1953 - King Bros. Cristiani Circus
1954 to 1955 - Bailey Cristiani Circus
1956 to 1959 - Cristiani Bros. Circus
1960 - RBBB South America tour
1961 - Tony Diano farm
1962 to 1963 - Cristiani Wallace Circus
1964 to 1966 - Rudy Bros. Circus
1967 to 1995 - Oscar and Carin Cristiani elephant act
1995 to Present - retired at Wild Adventures Animal Park in Valdosta, Ga.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shirley, an Asian elephant at Wild Adventures in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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