Tyke (Mike)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Hawthorn Corporation in United States

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tyke (Mike)  dead elephant



Identification

SSP nr133

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1994-08-20
Death reason: killed: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of arrival

1988-07-18Hawthorn Corporation
from Garden Brothers Circus (Richard Garden)

Record history
History of updates2021-01-31

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tyke (Mike) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1994-08-20 at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot.

Origin

Tyke (Mike) was born wild 1974.


Comments / pictures

In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, the female elephant Tyke crushed her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Tyke (Mike) in Hawthorn Corporation  Tyke (Mike) in Hawthorn Corporation
Photo of Allen Campbell (left) taken in Peru, Indiana, 1993. After this she ran out on a street and attacked more people.


She was shot by the police afterwards.

Tyke (Mike) in Hawthorn Corporation

Police look over Tyke the elephant, lying dead against a car on Ilaniwai Street.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tyke (Mike), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1672. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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