Tyke (Mike) at Hawthorn Corporation

Female African Bush elephant Tyke (Mike) at Hawthorn Corporation

† Tyke (Mike)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 133 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 20 years
Dead date: 1994-08-20
Death reason: killed: shot
Location:Hawthorn Corporation
ArrivedHawthorn Corporation 1988-07-18
from Garden Brothers Circus (Richard Garden)
Born:1974 wild Mozambique
Document updated2010-09-23: 
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, the female elephant Tyke crushed her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Allen Campbell  Tyke attacking people on Ilaniwai Street.
Photo of Allen Campbell (left) taken in Peru, Indiana, 1993. After this she ran out on a street and attacked more people.


She was shot by the police afterwards.

Police look over Tyke the elephant, lying dead against a car on Ilaniwai Street.

Police look over Tyke the elephant, lying dead against a car on Ilaniwai Street.

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