Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Chiquita at Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)

 ☨ ♀ Chiquita  



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

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1972-06-17
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive, killed Dany Renz in Issoire, France
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1972-06-17
(dead † 1972-06-17)
Present / last location:Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy), in France

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
from Paris Zoo Vincennes
Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus) 1964-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour 1963-00-00
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
from Circus Rosaire

Document updated2012-09-19: 
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† Chiquita is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy), in France, from euthanised 1972-06-17. Official death reason described as aggressive, killed Dany Renz in Issoire, France. (see detailed list).


  1. () 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 stillborn


Chiquita was born wild .

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1972-06-16: Attacked her elephant keeper, and killed her owner director Dany Renz, who died 17 june on hospital, why she was euthanised the same day.

According to Mr A. Zoll in Munich, Chiquita was pregnant in 8 month (with Siam in Paris Zoo) by her death.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chiquita, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 133-134, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Page 16 (under records of Siam), Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • A. Zoll, Munich.


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