Deceased elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States


This database list 48 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Luna Born: wild Dead:1962 (8 years after arrival), unknown 1954-00-00
2+ ♀ EM Sparks Myrtle Born: wild Dead:1957-03-00 (25 years after arrival), euthanised got knocked down by another elephant, collapsed1932-00-00 Sparks Circus
3+ ♀ EM Big Modoc 57Born: wild 1900 Dead:1957 (26 years after arrival), unknown 1931-00-00 Cole Brothers Circus
4+ ⚪ EM Tex 57Born: Dead:1957 (5 years after arrival), unknown 1952-00-00
5+ ♀ EM Tony 57Born: wild Dead:1957 (18 years after arrival), 1939-00-00 Al G. Barnes Circus
6+ ♀ LC Abele 15Born: wild 1941 Dead:1956-05-13 (9 years after arrival), disease collapsed on the way from Madison Square Garden to train station1947-06-26 Howard Y. Bary
7+ ♀ EM Barnes Big Jewell 15Born: wild Dead:1955-12-03 (16 years after arrival), accident died after being hit by a car in West Palm Beach, Fl.1939-00-00 Sells-Floto Circus
8+ ♀ EM Manuela (Manula) 15Born: wild Dead:1951, disease pneumonia?1950-00-00 Circus Schreiber
9+ ♀ EM Dolly 15Born: wild Dead:1950-03-29 (11 years after arrival), anesthesia shot1939-00-00 Al G. Barnes Circus1923
10+ ♀ EM Katie 15Born: Dead:1948 (29 years after arrival), 1919-00-00 Barnum & Bailey Circus
11+ ♀ LA Sudan SSP id: 311 11Born: wild 1936 Dead:1947-12-25 (11 years after arrival), killed 1936-00-00 Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
12+ ♀ EM Mabel 11Born: Dead:1944-03-03 (2 years after arrival), euthanised at Sarasota winter quarters 1942-00-00 Unknown
13+ ♀ EM Little Modoc 55Born: wild 1888 Dead:1943 (24 years after arrival), unknown 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
14+ ♀ EM Barnum Queen 48Born: wild 1894? Dead:1942?, unknown Sparks Circus
15+ ♀ EM Wallace Rosy (Rosie, Tillie) 48Born: wild Dead:1942-08-04 (3 years after arrival), accident died in Cleveland Menagerie Fire 1939-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
16+ ♀ EM Ringling Trilby 48Born: Dead:1942-08-04 (23 years after arrival), 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
17+ ♀ EM Ringling Rosy 48Born: Dead:1942-08-04 (19 years after arrival), accident died in Cleveland Menagerie Fire 1923-11-10 Bridgeport Harbor1923
18+ ♀ EM Juno 48Born: wild Dead:1942, unknown 1942-01-02 Al G. Barnes Circus
19+ ♀ EM Kas 48Born: wild Dead:1942 (4 years after arrival), accident menagerie fire1938-00-00 Al G. Barnes Circus
20+ ♀ EM Peggy 48Born: wild Dead:1941-11-14 (2 years after arrival), disease poison, penumonia1939-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
21+ ♀ EM Clara 48Born: wild Dead:1941-11-08 (22 years after arrival), disease poison1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
22+ ♀ EM Barnum Lizzie (Liz) 48Born: wild Dead:1941-11-07 (22 years after arrival), disease poison1919-00-00 Barnum & Bailey Circus
23+ ♀ EM Mabel 48Born: unknown Dead:1941-11-06 (18 years after arrival), disease poisoned1923-11-00 Bridgeport Harbor
24+ ♀ EM Tillie (Queen) 48Born: Dead:1941-11-06 (2 years after arrival), disease poisoning1939-00-00 Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
25+ ♀ LC Pouquois (Puqua) 5Born: wild 1936 Dead:1941-11-05 (5 years after arrival), killed poison1936-00-00 New York Harbour1936
26+ ♀ EM Alice 5Born: wild Dead:1941-11-05 (19 years after arrival), disease poison1922-11-05
27+ ♀ EM Lizzie (Wallace Liz) 5Born: wild Dead:1941-11-05 (2 years after arrival), disease poison1939-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
28+ ♀ EM Blanche 5Born: wild Dead:1941-11-05 (2 years after arrival), disease poison1939-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
29+ ♀ EM Mary 5Born: wild Dead:1941-11-00 (19 years after arrival), disease poison1922-00-00
30+ ♀ EM Palm 5Born: wild Dead:1941-11-00 (19 years after arrival), disease poisoning1922-09-00
31+ ♀ EM Tess (Tessie) 5Born: wild Dead:1940-09-27, disease Tetanus and Lung problems1939-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
32+ ♂ LC Congo < 1 5Born: wild 1936 Dead:1937-02-00, unknown died in Sarrasota1936-00-00 New York Harbour
33+ ♂ EM Old John 5Born: wild Dead:1932-01-16 (13 years after arrival), unknown 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
34+ ♀ EM Ringling Bessie 5Born: wild Dead:1930-07-14 (11 years after arrival), unknown 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
35+ ♀ EM Sells Queen 66Born: wild 1864 Dead:1930-03-23 (11 years after arrival), age 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
36+ ♂ EM Albert 41Born: wild 1888 Dead:1929-03-28 (10 years after arrival), disease pneumonia1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
37+ ♂ EM Rio (Ryo) 41Born: wild Dead:1928-06-20 (9 years after arrival), euthanised executed in New Haven Conn. after stampade1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
38+ ♀ EM Judy 41Born: Dead:1928-03-28 (9 years after arrival), 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
39+ ♂ EM Mighty 23Born: wild 1900 Dead:1923 (4 years after arrival), euthanised in Bridgeport1919-00-00 Barnum & Bailey Circus
40+ ♀ EM Mary 23Born: Dead:1919-03-10, 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
41+ ♀ EM Mutu 23Born: wild Dead:, unknown 1947-06-20 Zoo Circus
42+ ♀ EM Padmuh 23Born: wild Dead:, unknown 1952-00-00
43+ ♀ EM Calcutta I 23Born: wild 1951 Dead:, unknown 1954-00-00
44+ ♀ EM Wallace Pinto 23Born: wild Dead:, unknown 1942-00-00 Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
45+ ♀ EM Joyti SSP id: 591 23Born: wild 1963-05 Dead:, unknown 1966-09-25 St Louis Zoo
46+ ♀ EM Fannie (Fanny) 23Born: Dead:, 1942-01-02 Baldwin Park
47+ ♀ EM Romeo 23Born: Dead:, 1919-00-00 Ringling Bros. Circus
48+ ♀ EM Jughead Nellie 23Born: Dead:, 1936-00-00 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2024), available online retrieved 30 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=455 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2013-06-13 Old John:• http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/52631/
• 
Americas elephants by Bob Cline.
•  Richard Reynolds
•  Page 62, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
•  The New York Times, April 11, 1884.
•  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30D11FA395C15738DDDA80A94DB405B8484F0D3
2013-05-02 Barnes Big Jewell:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Buckles Woodcock
2013-04-18 Blanche:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• From Dave Price, Buckles Web Log, 05/16/08
2013-04-18 Wallace Rosy (Rosie, Tillie) :• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2013-04-17 Jughead Nellie:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Barnum Queen:• Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/08/from-erik-jaeger.html
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/02/sparks-elephant-acts-6.html
2012-10-31 Rio (Ryo):• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
2012-10-31 Mighty:• Buckles Woodcock
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-10-31 Albert:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Sells Queen:• Circus history message board: What Ever Became of Famous Circus Elephant, 21 January, 2006
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Barnum Lizzie (Liz):• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Ringling Bessie:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Ryan Easley, USA
2012-10-31 Fannie (Fanny):• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Katie:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-31 Romeo:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-02 Big Modoc:• About Modoc, Buckles Woodcock, Circus history message board
2012-10-02 Clara:• Page 9, The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-02 Mabel:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
•  Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck, online edition at https://archive.org/stream/animalsaremylife033071mbp/animalsaremylife033071mbp_djvu.txt
2012-10-02 Peggy:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-02 Wallace Pinto:• Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-02 Ringling Trilby:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
•  http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H3UxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MiIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=ringling%20elephant&pg=5273%2C6175589
2012-10-02 Tillie (Queen):• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-10-02 Ringling Rosy:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2006/09/circus-vargas-1974.html
2012-10-01 Dolly:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/12/photo-sharing_29.html
2012-10-01 Palm:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-09-30 Mary:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-09-30 Judy:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
2012-09-30 Mary:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
2012-08-28 Juno:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-06-07 Tony:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-04-17 Sudan:• Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2
• "Sarasota 1947 #1 (From Buckles)," Buckles Web Log, 2010-07-27
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2012-02-22 Calcutta I:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2010-10-08 Manuela (Manula):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  "To ToddP", Buckles Web Log, 2006-01-13
•  "Baptiste Schreiber #1", Buckles Web Log, 2006-06-02
•  Jim Cole pictures #4", Buckles Web Log, 2008-01-18
•  "2837 Elephant incident", Circus History Message Board, 2009-03-04
2010-10-03 Abele:• Ryan Easley, USA
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
•  <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=WQwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86&dq=siam+animal&hl=en&ei=R56nTM_yLcL98AafyMjWDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-preview-link&resnum=9&ved=0CFIQuwUwCA#v=onepage&q=siam%20animal&f=false" target="_blank">"Record Grosses Hold for R-B," The Billboard Vol 59 No 26, Page 79, 1947-07-05</a>
2010-09-26 Mabel:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2010-05-12 Kas:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  https://classic.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1964Mar.htm
2010-04-26 Lizzie (Wallace Liz):• Buckles Weblog:Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1937
• Buckles Weblog
•  Howes Great London Circus, Season of 1921 By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 8, No. 5, 1964, pp. 4-13.
2009-12-17 Tess (Tessie):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2009/12/from-buckles.html
2009-12-06 Sparks Myrtle:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2009/12/sarasota-revisited-12.html
2009-03-19 Padmuh:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• To Henry Penndorf, Buckles Web Log, 2007-06-07
2009-03-19 Tex:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• To Henry Penndorf, Buckles Web Log, 2007-06-07
• 
2009-01-01 Pouquois (Puqua):• Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2
•  Pages 64, 65, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2009-01-01 Congo:• Buckles Web Log, From Chris Berry #2
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2008-05-20 Luna:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-henry-penndorf.html
2007-04-18 Little Modoc:• Buckles Woodcock, Circus history message board

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