Tommy at Perry Brothers circus

† Tommy
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 24 years
Dead date: 1937
Death reason: euthanised: cyanide in apple
Location:Perry Brothers circus
ArrivedPerry Brothers circus 1921-00-00
Born:1913 unknown
Document updated2010-09-25:
1937: Killed the elephant trainer Jack Stevens, and then ran around in the town Parkes in NSW, until Tommy Perry and assistans managed to get him into a wagon.

The Police ordered its destruction, and Tommy was fed apples filled with cyanide.

The death of the elephant, which was twenty-four years of age, and had been with the circus for sixteen years, reperesented a loss of between 500 and 600 to the proprietors.

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