Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sarasota Quarters 1956-57 #9

"Tony" and "Josky" in the background. "Josky had the biggest head I ever saw on an Asian female elephant. In her early career she worked in an arena act carrying a tiger.


1915 Imported by Wm. P. Hall
1916-24 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1925-28 John Robinson Circus
1929-32 Sells-Floto Circus
1933-38 Al G. Barnes Circus
1939-56 Ringling-Barnum Circus
1957-58 Sarasota Qtrs.
1959-68 Carson & Barnes Circus (Jack Moore)
(Died In Hugo Qtrs. following the 1968 season)

(1935- 8' 3" tall and 7,700 lbs.)
(1938- 8' 4" tall and 9,455 lbs.)


Anonymous said...

Josky , dido on big head and trunk. I remember the winter of 68' in Hugo quarters I thought that was the most elephants I had seen at that point. There were three rows of elephants. I remember when I left the barn I was asking what the name of that elephant with the humongous trunk was. Josky I was told, she was an old railroad show elephant from the Rinling Show. I was told to speak up when approaching her as her eye sight was failing. Later on looking at Oscar Christiani's elephants, one of his had a large trunk. It sure made me think of Josky.