Mary ( Beba )
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
U.S.A. unspecified location in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary ( Beba )  dead elephant


SSP nrT2119, T2221


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1939 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:U.S.A. unspecified location, in United States

Date of arrival

U.S.A. unspecified location
from Carson and Barnes Circus

1973-01-31Carson and Barnes Circus
from Franklin Park Zoo

1948-00-00Franklin Park Zoo
from Frank Buck

Record history
History of updates2022-06-25

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Mary ( Beba ) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at U.S.A. unspecified location, in United States, .


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Mary ( Beba ) was born wild 1939.

Comments / pictures

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Contradictory records:

There are many contradictions in the SSP Stubook regarding this elephant, including two listings and an arrival date mixed with a third. It is unknown if she died at the circus or was relocated.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mary ( Beba ), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at U.S.A. unspecified location in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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