Hank (Henrietta)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
James Christy Cole Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hank (Henrietta)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:1
Birth place:
Dead: 1961-04-27
Death reason: unknown: by execution in Texas
Locations - owners
Present / last location:James Christy Cole Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1959-00-00James Christy Cole Circus
from Diano Brothers Circus

1953-00-00Diano Brothers Circus
from Wallace Brothers

1952-00-00Wallace Brothers
from Campa Brothers Circus

1951-00-00Campa Brothers Circus
from Dailey Bros. Circus

1943-00-00Dailey Bros. Circus
from Charles Weir's elephant act

Record history
History of updates2010-09-26

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Hank (Henrietta) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1961-04-27 at James Christy Cole Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as by execution in Texas.


Hank (Henrietta) was born .

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Records about Hank (Henrietta) from Bob Cline

Female Asian 1928 to 1943 - Charles Weir elephant act
1943 to 1950 - Dailey Bros. Circus
1951 - Campa Bros. Circus
1952 - Wallace Bros. Circus
1953 - Diano Bros. Circus
1954 - Ben Davenport gave to Corky Plunkett
1959 to 1961 - James Christy Circus
killed James John Orr Monday April 24th, 1961
Marion Plunkett - owner 40 years old
Died - April 27, 1961 by execution in Texas

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


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hank (Henrietta), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at James Christy Cole Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6183. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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