Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Eva  dead elephant


SSP nr717 / T2158


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1917 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter), in United States

Date of arrival

1966-00-00Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)
from Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )

1933-06-00Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-12-15:�New elephant
2016-01-05: SSP nr

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Eva is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter), in United States, .


Eva was born wild 1917.

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Contradictory records:

In the 2014 edition of the SSP studbook, elephant #717 has the following information listed:

Records about Eva from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Eva:

717 F ~ 1915 WILD WILD ASIA ~ 1916 NONE Capture Eva
RINGLING ~ 1917 EVA Transfer
ERIE ~ Jun 1933 5001 Transfer
BLOOM ~15 Oct 1966 ________ ltf

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

In the 2005 edition of the SSP 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). Eva, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5545. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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