Alice at Wirth Circus

† Alice
ID Number:Local id Number: 520009 -    ASMP Number: 30 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 65 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1956-07-04
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Wirth Circus
ArrivedWirth Circus 1952-12-01
from Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
Royal Melbourne Zoological Park 1952-11-01
from Wirth Circus
Born:1891? unknown
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Alice Died 30 April 1956 the first mention of this elephant was from an interview with Doris Wirth in 1927. She was put down at Wirth's property by a veterinarian at around 65 years of age. (Liz Clark)

Sources, among others

  • http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html
  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.

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