Tara (Fanny)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tara (Fanny)  dead elephant


SSP nrT2080


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2003-08-16
Death reason: euthanised: age
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch, in United States

Date of arrival

1993-00-00Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch
from Slater Park Zoo

1958-00-00Slater Park Zoo
from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-12-18

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tara (Fanny) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2003-08-16 at Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch, in United States, . Official death reason described as age.


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

Tara (Fanny) was born wild 1952.

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The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." Elephant.se will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Records about Tara (Fanny) from Bob Cline

FANNIE Female Asian
1954 to 1958 - RBBB
1958 - Sold to Pawtucket, R.I. Zoo for $2500.00 per RBBB papers @ CWM.
1958 to 1993 - Slater Park Zoo in Pawtucket, R.I.
1993 to 2003 - Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas( name changed to TARA )
Died - August 16, 2003
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tara (Fanny), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3852. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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