Frieda (Freida, Taffy) at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

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

Photo: ├»┬┐┬Ż Richard Chiger
† Frieda (Freida, Taffy)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 407 - 
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
Dead date: 2015-03-09
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:1
Location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
ArrivedTennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2006-02-09
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)
Born:1966 wild
Document updated2010-09-23:├»┬┐┬Ż
2011-02-22:├»┬┐┬ŻPrevious locations, Text, Size, Name, SSP RE
2011-04-20:├»┬┐┬ŻMankiller RE
2012-05-27:├»┬┐┬ŻJungleland RE
2016-01-21: death
2016-01-28: death date



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.

(Pawsweb word document)



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

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Richard Chiger
  • (Pawsweb word document)
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2012/05/wally-ross-3.html
  • http://www.elephants.com/frieda/friedaBio.php
  • http://wkrn.com/2015/03/10/49-year-old-elephant-dies-at-tennessee-sanctuary/

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