Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Tilly at Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)


 ☨ ♀ Tilly  
Alternative name:Arletta, Tillie, Chocolate

Identification

Local id Number Kolmarden: 3430
SSP nr250

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1960 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2010
Death reason: unknown:
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1985-11-24 Luke (Sabu) SSP id: 261
Locations
Present / last location:Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1993-08-01Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
from Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo 1992-02-13
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 1991-06-20
from Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo 1986-10-13
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Roman Schmitt Busch Garden 1984-09-14
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
from Kolmarden Zoo

Document updated2009-11-27: Previous locations, Management RE
2010-10-12: Mankiller RE
2011-03-27: death
2012-07-05: corrected arrival in Kolmarden
2018-05-09: changed arrival in Kolmarden from 1963 to 1965
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Description

† Tilly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini), in United States, 2010. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 1985-11-24 Luke (Sabu) SSP id: 261

Origin


Tilly was born wild 1960.


Comments / pictures

Local ID nr in Kolmarden: 3430

Eventually imported (with the name Chocolate) to U.S.A. from Kolmarden, Sweden. Kolmorden sold Tilly due to agressivness, and several accidents involving elephant keepers.

Records about Tilly from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/"In 1980 someone in Circus World management had a San Diego Zoo connection and brought in Franz Tisch to take over the elephants. Some time later, to the delight of the Zoo Officials, they unloaded two dangerous elephants on Circus World, "Toomai" and "Chocolate". Realizing their mistake both were gotten rid of. "Toomai" to Jacobson and "Chocolate" to the Lowrey Park Zoo (another mistake).
//Buckles Woodcock"



1993-07-10: Killed her 24-year-old elephant handler Charlotte "Char-Lee" Torre in Lowry Park Zoo, by pinning her to the ground and kicking her in the chest.

2000-09, Ringling was cited by the USDA for failing to provide veterinary care to an elephant named Tillie who had been diagnosed with TB



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tilly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1870. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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