Dorothy at Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum

† Dorothy
ID Number:   SSP Number: 700 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1960?
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:2
Location:Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
ArrivedTulsa Zoo and Living Museum 1959-00-00
from Carson and Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus 1959-00-00
from Hagen Brothers Circus
Hagen Brothers Circus 1958-00-00
from James M. Cole Circus
James M. Cole Circus 1947-00-00
from Rimberg & Fox (Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox)
Born: unknown
Document updated2010-09-24:
2011-04-27:�Source RE
2016-01-05: SSP nr
Records about Dorothy from Bob Cline
Female Asian Rimberg & Fox
1947 to 1950 - James M. Cole Circus
1951 to 1957 - Owned by James M. Cole on various shows
1958 to 1959 - Hagen Bros. Circus
Killed James Lloyd Nov.24, 1958
1959 - Carson & Barnes Circus
Crushed Richard Shipley
1959 to 1966 - Zoo in Tulsa, OK.
Died - May 19, 1966

Records about Dorothy from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
The James M. Cole Circus toured from 1946 thru 1950. Their first elephant "Frieda" was on the show from the start, the other two "Elizabeth" and "Dorothy" were imported in 1947. After the show closed, Mr. Cole retained the elephants as an independent act, 1951-�57, during the time Mr. Dykes pictures were taken, after which all three were sold in 1958 to Hagen Bros. Circus (Howard Suesz)

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

700 F ~ 1941 WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Capture Dorothy
JM COLE C ~ 1947 ________ Transfer
HAGEN BR ~ 1952 ________ Transfer
HUGO ~ Feb 1959 ________ Transfer
TULSA 22-Apr-59 ________ Transfer
~ 1960 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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