Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Zetta  dead elephant


SSP nr445


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1992-08-07
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village, in United States

Date of arrival

1988-02-00Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village
from William Buckles Woodcock

1988-02-15William Buckles Woodcock
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1987-00-00Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Tarzan Zerbini Circus

1985-00-00Tarzan Zerbini Circus
from Hubert Castle International Circus

1962-00-00Hubert Castle International Circus
from Downie Brothers Circus

1962-00-00Downie Brothers Circus 1962-00-00
from Ed Widaman elephant act

1952-00-00Ed Widaman elephant act
from Honest West's Big Indoor Circus

1950-00-00Honest West's Big Indoor Circus
from Ed Widaman elephant act

1947-00-00Ed Widaman elephant act
from Rimberg & Fox Circus Equipment Corporation

Record history
History of updates2008-04-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Zetta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1992-08-07 at Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village, in United States, .

Affiliated people

1: William "Buckles" Woodcock (owner from 1988 to 1988)


Zetta was born wild 1937.

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Records about Zetta from Bob Cline

ZETTA Stud # 445

1937 - Born and Captured in the wild
1947 - Bought from Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox importers by Ed Widaman
Named after Ed Widaman's wife, Arzetta
1950 to 1951 - Honest West's Big Indoor Circus
1952 to 1961 - Ed Widaman act
1962 to 1963 - Larry Higgins' Downie Bros. Circus
1962 to 1985 - Hubert Castle Circus
1985 to 1987 - Tarzan Zerbini
1987 to 1988 - Miami Metro Zoo
1988 - Buckles Woodcock ( Had her for about a week )
1988 to 1992 - Retirement Animal Village in Waldo, FL.
Died - 1992 at Waldo Animal Village

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Zetta, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1869. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants*
  • *Patricia Zerbini
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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