Narrating the correlation of elephants as related to their import, groupings, breeding and transfers,
along with other elephant related topics.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bill Prickett Collection - Peoria Shrine Circus

These two photos were were taken at Peoria Shrine Circus, Peoria, Il, 6-96. Corky Plunkett and elephants. Show produced by Plunkett family. James, I believe, later said these elephants were sold to their cousin (?) Bill Swain.

Am looking forward to seeing KM this fall and spending some time visiting with you. I visited on the Litchfield, Il, date in maybe April, but left right after the show due to approaching storm.....and the three hour drive home. Best............Bill Prickett

"Corky Plunkett and elephants, Peoria Shrine Circus, 6-96"
Courtesy of B Prickett

"Corky Plunkett, Peoria Shrine, 6-6-96"
Courtesy of B Prickett

These two female African elephants are June and Jean. According to the North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant, these two elephants were acquired from Premier Wildlife Ranch around 1988, following their import from Zimbabwe with a possible group of eight in 1987. 14 year old June died in January 1999. In December 1999, Jean was sold to the Swain family where she still resides today.

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I eagerly anticipate associating with new individuals with an interest or history in elephants, elephant history and elephant record keeping. If you have further information regarding the animals or locations questioned in the article, please leave a comment or message me in an effort to complete their records for elephant historians.