Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wild Adventures in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shirley  dead elephant



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: 2021-02-02
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wild Adventures, in United States

Date of arrival

1994-00-00Wild Adventures
from Oscar and Carin Cristiani

1967-00-00Oscar and Carin Cristiani
from Rudy Brothers Circus

1964-00-00Rudy Brothers Circus
from Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus

1962-00-00Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus
from Diano Brothers Circus

1961-00-00Diano Brothers Circus
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus International (South America Tour)

1960-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus International (South America Tour) 1960-00-00
from Cristiani Brothers Circus

from King Brothers Circus

1950-00-00King Brothers Circus
from Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)

1949-00-00Robbins Brothers Circus (Fred Buchanan)
from Bailey Brothers Circus

1946-00-00Bailey Brothers Circus
from Bob Stevens

1946-00-00Bob Stevens
from Rimberg & Fox Circus Equipment Corporation

1946-11-02Rimberg & Fox Circus Equipment Corporation
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-02-03

Latest document update2022-08-12 12:32:57
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† Shirley is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2021-02-02 at Wild Adventures, in United States, .


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.

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


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shirley, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wild Adventures in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2021 deaths | 1944 births | Born in Sri Lanka | 1946 captures | 1946 imports | Elephants from Wild Adventures | United States | Asian elephants

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