Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm in United States


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm
Typecircus

Owner
First elephant arrived1985
Last elephant left2010
Place Williston
Region Florida
Country United States

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1989-1993: Axel Gautier
(elephant head-keeper)
1993-1994: Theodore Svertesky
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers
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Description

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, in Williston, United States and the first elephant arrived in 1985. The last elephant left in 2010.


Comments / picturesElephants owned, residing and performing with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus can be found at several different locations, which have been divided up for clarification of record keeping and to give a better idea of Herd identifications. They include:
- Ringling Brothers Circus (1884 - 1918)
- Barnum & Bailey Circus (1888 - 1918)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1919 - 1968)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Unit (1969 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Gold Unit (1988 - present)
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus European Tour (1963 - 1964)
- Circus World at Polk City (1974 - 1984
- Ringling Retirement Farm at Williston (1984 - 2010)
- Ringling Brother\'s Center for Elephant Conservation (1995 - present)

Until the time of his death Jan. 7, 2007, Harry Locker, 52, was operations manager of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baileys retired circus elephants in Williston.

References for records about Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Retirement Farm, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2116. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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