Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Frieda (Freida, Taffy) at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

 ☨ ♀ Frieda (Freida, Taffy)  
Photo: � Richard Chiger
Photo: � Richard Chiger


SSP nr407


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Body height: 2.74 meter, 9.0 feet
Body weight: 3350.00 kg, 7370.00 lbs

People killed:1
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2015-03-09
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-02-09Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1995-00-00
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus 1970-00-00
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Document updated2010-09-23:�
2011-02-22:�Previous locations, Text, Size, Name, SSP RE
2011-04-20:�Mankiller RE
2012-05-27:�Jungleland RE
2016-01-21: death
2016-01-28: death date
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† Frieda (Freida, Taffy) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, 2015-03-09. (see detailed list).


Frieda (Freida, Taffy) was born wild 1966.

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Joan Scovell, entered the pen of an elephant. Frieda, in an attempt to ride her. Scovell was killed. According to the police and medical examiner's reports, her death was caused by the elephant crushing her chest.

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Records about Frieda (Freida, Taffy) from Bob Cline
Frieda, Female Asian, Stud #405
1966 - Born in Asia ( was called TAFFY )
1970 - Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. Circus
( Killed Jean Scovill, 47, in 1985 in New London, Conn. )
1995 -Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus
( Rampaged thru Mall in New Jersey )
1995 to 2006 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
2006 to Present - Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Frieda (Freida, Taffy), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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