Diana at Joy Gärtner

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Diana at Joy Gärtner

Giovani Althoff, Diana, and Dan Koehl
† Diana
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Dead date: 2018-04-02
Death reason: accident: during transport in traffic accident
Location:Joy Gärtner
ArrivedJoy Gärtner 2005-11-26
from Circus Giovanni Althoff
Circus Giovanni Althoff 1981-00-00
from Circus Carl Althoff
Born:1967 wild
Document updated2010-03-19: new record
2018-04-04: death after traffic accident
The driver wasn't injured, the spokesman said, but one of the elephants died on the spot. The four surviving elephants - three of them with minor cuts, and one with injured legs- are being treated by veterinarians in a public facility before being moved to a clinic in coming days.

Sources, among others

  • Survey 2008 - Elephants in European circuses published by European Elephant Group: Tobias Dornbusch, Jrgen Schilfarth
  • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elephants-injured-1-killed-in-spain-circus-truck-accident-in-pozo-canada/
  • https://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/PACMA-elefantes-maltrato-accidente-pozo-canada-albacete-autovia-circo-gottani_2_2541030170.html

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