Misty at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

† Misty
ID Number:   SSP Number: 295 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Dead date: 2016-04-13
Death reason: euthanised:
People killed:1
Location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
ArrivedTennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2004-11-17
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1988-07-18
from Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus)
Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus) 1985-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1983-00-00
from Unknown
Unknown 1976-00-00
from Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)
Born:1964 India
Capture: 1965,
Document updated2016-04-16: death

July 24, 1983: Misty, broke free from her chains at Lion Country Safari in Irvine, California and turned on game warden Lee Keaton, crushing his skull and killing him instantly. (Misty had attacked a handler, David Wilson, just three weeks earlier, who survived.)

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Records about Misty from Bob Cline
MISTY 1964 - Born in India Stud # 295
Female Asian 1967 - imported by Gene Holter
leased to other groups. ( Kelton - Remo Cristiani )
1975 - back to Gene Holter
1976 to 1983 - Ralph Hefner Animal Ranch in Ca.
1983 to 1985 - Lion Country Safari
1983 - July 24th - Killed head Game Warden
1985 to 1988 - Toby Tyler Circus
1988 to 2004 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
2004 - Elephant Sanctuary in Holenwald, TN. ( Nov. 17, 2004 )
2004 to Present - Elephant Sanctuary

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