Tara at Sole Brothers Circus

† Tara
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 45 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 29 years
Dead date: 1987-10-00
Death reason: accident: road accident
Location:Sole Brothers Circus
ArrivedSole Brothers Circus 1965-12-24
from Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo 1963-00-00
from Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo 1963-02-11
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Born:1958 unknown
Document updated2010-05-23: prev location, asmp nr
2012-03-14: death date
2012-09-23: corr prev loc, not singapore zoo
1963: Shipped to Australia from Singapore.

1963: A whole group of elephants arrived in that shipment including Tara who was also quarantined at Adelaide and went on to Perth Zoo where they couldnt handle her so she was eventually sold to Sole Bros Circus.

1981-12: fell from a semi trailer, sustaining a gash to the head above the right eye.

Sources, among others

  • Murray Guy, Records Officer, Adelaide Zoo.
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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