Abu at Ashtons Circus

† Abu
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 68 years
Dead date: 2003
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Ashtons Circus
ArrivedAshtons Circus from Fritz Schultz
Born:1935 wild
Document updated2010-05-23: mankiller
2012-03-13: prev locations
2013-05-21: corr prev locations, forked some records to 13481
1974-03 Heidelberg; VIC: killed her first victim, Douglas Lang-Smith who was a driver/attendant with the circus.
1983: Killed her handler Debbie Wirth by crushing her with her trunk.
1987-09 Gunnedah NSW:Abu killed her third victim, George Littlejohn, who was a horse groom with the circus.
1999-09: Narre Warren
During a performance one of the elephants used by Ashtons’ Circus, Abu fell toward the audience after being pushed off her pedestal by another elephant, Tanya. A young girl is hurt whilst sitting in the audience at the show when Abu, landed on her. She was taken to a medical centre for x rays on her swollen arm.

Sources, among others

  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.
  • http://www.zoochat.com/24/stardust-circus-elephants-9345/index5.html

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