Cardigan (Cardie) at Wirth Circus

† Cardigan (Cardie)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1923-07-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Location:Wirth Circus
ArrivedWirth Circus 1902-00-00
Born:
Document updated2013-05-23: mankiller?
He had numerous incidences of attacking his keepers. In 1923 during a performance in Queensland Cardie attacked his trainer. He was subsequently shot in July 1923.

Circus elephant, Cardie, was shot after knocking down her trainer and crushing him with her head.

Sources, among others

  • http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html

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