Samba at Circus Europe International (Cirque de lEurope, Max Aucante)

Samba
Alternative name:Tanya, Tania
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: 84-year-old man playing petanque in Lizy-sur-Ourcq, Paris, 2013-09-08
Location:Circus Europe International (Cirque de lEurope, Max Aucante)
ArrivedCircus Europe International (Cirque de lEurope, Max Aucante)
Born:1988 wild Kenya
Document updated2013-09-10: mankiller
2013-09-08: Killed an 84-year-old man playing petanque in the village square in the Paris commuter village of Lizy-sur-Ourcq.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2416072/French-petanque-player-84-killed-tonne-elephant-run-away-circus.html
  • Survey 2008 - Elephants in European circuses published by European Elephant Group: Tobias Dornbusch, Jürgen Schilfarth

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