Cardigan (Cardie) at Wirth Circus

† Cardigan (Cardie)
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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
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.

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