Joyce at Hawthorn Corporation

† Joyce
ID Number:   SSP Number: 289 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Dead date: 1996-08-03
Death reason: anesthesia: during dental work, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
People killed:1
Location:Hawthorn Corporation
ArrivedHawthorn Corporation 1970-00-00
from Hamid-Morton Circus
Hamid-Morton Circus 1961-00-00
Born:1948 wild India
Document updated2009-10-06: Previous locations, Death, Text
Following the death of Joyce in August 1996, Hattie was returned to the Hawthorn Corporation winter quarters in Illinois from Circus Vargas in California. She died in route, two of three elephants owned by John Cuneo to die between 1994 and 1996 of pulmonary disease due to Tuberculosis.
Joyce had chronic, unexplained weight loss for a year before her death, and died while under anesthesia for a dental work-up.
In 1978, Joyce killed groom David Farr.

Records about Joyce from Bob Cline
JOYCE Born -1948 in India
Female Asian 1961 to 1969 - Hamid Morton Circus
1970 to 1996 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
1978 - Killed David Farr
Died - August 3, 1996 ( TB )

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