Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Hawthorn Corporation in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Joyce  dead elephant


SSP nr289


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1948 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1996-08-03
Death reason: anesthesia: during dental work, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of arrival

1970-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus)

Record history
History of updates2021-01-31

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Joyce is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-08-03 at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, . Official death reason described as during dental work, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Joyce was born wild 1948.

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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 )

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Joyce, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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