Arna. Western Plains Zoo 2008. Photo: ï¿½ Roger Brogan.
|† Arna (Arnah)||ID Number:||ASMP Number: 67 -|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 54 years old|
|Dead date:||† 2012-09-14|
|Death reason:||age:||People killed:||1|
|Location:||Western Plains Zoo|
|Arrived||Western Plains Zoo 2008-01-14|
from Stardust Circus
Stardust Circus 1993-05-00
from Perry Brothers circus
Perry Brothers circus 1963-05-11
from Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo 1963-02-11
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
|Document updated||2009-01-04: Management, Text, Image|
2012-03-15: arr date, prev loc.
2012-09-22:Â prev loc.
2013-05-21: studbook records
Exact arrival date in Adelaide not confirmed, its based on the claimed arrival for Tara.
The information about Arnas arrival came from Steve Robinson, former circus owner, who saw her in 1964. Arna originally went to Perry Bros and this is also mentioned in the book 'Sawdust in my shoes' by Dolly Lennon. Perry Bros were sold to the Lennon's in 1993 and this became Stardust.
Arna and Gigi were both donated to the Western Plains Zoo from the Stardust Circus after Arna crushed her 54 year old handler at the Yamba Showground on the NSW North Coast.
Sadly on Friday evening, Arna the Asian Elephant passed away peacefully of age related illness. Arna was in her mid 50s and arrived at the Zoo in 2008.
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