Ringling Eva
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ringling Eva  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ), in United States

Date of arrival

1959-00-00Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )
from Beech Bend Amusement Park (Charles Garvin)

1955-00-00Beech Bend Amusement Park (Charles Garvin)
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-12-15: Text

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ringling Eva is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ), in United States, .


Ringling Eva was born wild .

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Contradictory records:

In the 2005 edition of the studbook, elephant #T2158 has the following information listed:
00 000 1917 - Born Wild in Asia
10 Nov 1923 - Ringling
00 Jun 1933 - Erie
00 000 0000 - California
This elephant is named Eva at all locations.

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." Elephant.se will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.
According to the Research of Bob Cline, the elephant 'Ringling Eva' has the following information listed:
10 Nov 1923 - Ringling
00 000 1955 - Charles Gavin
00 000 1959 - Sold to Glenwood Zoo in Erie, PA

According to Billboard 08/20/1955, Eva, Jenny and Jewel were sold together to Charles Gavin in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

According to Buckles Woodcock, three older elephants from the Ringling Herd of 55 were left in Sarasota during the season - Ringling Jennie, Eva and Wallace Jewel.

Eva remained in Bridgeport quarters in 1924, 1925, and 1926.
According to a message left by Bud Fassett in the Elephant.se Guestbook:
"My grandfather used to take me to the Erie Zoo before he died in September 1950. Eva the elephant was there at that time. None of the information on the site fit with my experience. Ringling Eva did not arrive there until later and no other elephant fits that time frame."
For the purpose of the Elephant Database, Elephant.se, this elephant/elephants will be considered separate animals until further answers are found.
"Ringling Eva," Elephant.se
"T2158 Eva," Elephant.se
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Ringling Eva, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3834. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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