Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mexico City Zoo in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tara  dead elephant


SSP nrT2291


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1970
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mexico City Zoo, in Mexico

Date of arrival

1958-07-30Mexico City Zoo
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2023-04-29

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tara is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1970 at Mexico City Zoo, in Mexico, .


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Tara was born wild 1952.

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Tex, Padmuh, Tara, Yamina, Rani, Seeta and Rajee were the seven punks added in 1953 as "The Seven Wonders," and all included in the 1955 Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. In December 1957 the show toured in Mexico City, where five of their elephants were sold to the local zoo - Judy, Seeta, Rani, Tara & Yamina.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mexico City Zoo in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3825. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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