Tarra (Fluffie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States

♀ Tarra (Fluffie)


SSP nr273


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1994-04-11
(dead † 1994-04-11)
Maya SSP id: 354
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States

Date of arrival

2021-11-20Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA)
from Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

1995-03-15Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Nashville Zoo

1994-11-00Nashville Zoo
from African Lion Safari (Ontario)

1991-09-24African Lion Safari (Ontario)
from Racine Zoological Garden

1989-04-01Racine Zoological Garden
from Bowmanville Zoo

1988-09-00Bowmanville Zoo 1988-09-00
from Carol Buckley

1975-06-00Carol Buckley
from Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance)

1974-07-00Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance)
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2021-09-25

Latest document update2021-06-23 17:38:41
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Tarra (Fluffie) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States.

Tarra (Fluffie) arrived in 2021-11-20 to the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), relocated from the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.


Tarra (Fluffie) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bo born 1987-01-22
  2. Mundi born 1982


  1. (F) 1994-04-11 -- † 1994-04-11 Maya SSP id: 354


Tarra (Fluffie) was born wild 1974 at Asia unspecified location.

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Tarra was trained by Smokey Jones. She resided at the African Lion Safari for a time in a breeding attempt with Buke but aborted a calf.

"Strangely enough Big Apple Circus hired this [Tarra on skates] as their first elephant act. The thought of one on skates captured their fancy however they had enough of the operation after one season." Buckles Woodcock

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Custody of tarra the elephant goes to sanctuary founder - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tarra (Fluffie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1454. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1974 births | Born in Thailand | Breeding cows | Elephants from Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) | United States | Asian elephants

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