Cardigan (Cardie) at Wirth Circus

† Cardigan (Cardie)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1923-07-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot
People killed:1
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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