Tus (Tusser, Toose, Hard Times)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Vargas in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tus (Tusser, Toose, Hard Times)  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1981-09-02
Death reason: disease: heart attack
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Vargas, in United States

Date of arrival

Circus Vargas
from Rex Williams

Record history
History of updates2012-05-28

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tus (Tusser, Toose, Hard Times) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1981-09-02 at Circus Vargas, in United States, . Official death reason described as heart attack.


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Tus (Tusser, Toose, Hard Times) was born wild 1963.

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Contradictory records:

Bob Cline lists a death date of 09/03/1981.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tus (Tusser, Toose, Hard Times), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Vargas in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12647. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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