Sugar (Penny, Katie?)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Fort Worth Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sugar (Penny, Katie?)  dead elephant


SSP nr563


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Born:* 1915 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1940-07-12
Death reason: killed: shot with rifle, aggressive, almost killed elephant keeper Jim Brown
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Present / last location:Fort Worth Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1934-00-00Fort Worth Zoo
from Wichita Falls Municipal Zoo

1928-00-00Wichita Falls Municipal Zoo
from 101 Ranch Wild West

1925-00-00101 Ranch Wild West
from John Robinson Circus

1923-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

1922-00-00Gollmar Brothers Circus
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals

1921-00-00Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals 1921-00-00
from Yankee Robinson Circus

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History of updates2022-10-22

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† Sugar (Penny, Katie?) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1940-07-12 at Fort Worth Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot with rifle, aggressive, almost killed elephant keeper Jim Brown.


Sugar (Penny, Katie?) was born wild 1915.

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Records about Sugar (Penny, Katie?) from Bob Cline

born - 1915 called SUGAR Stud # 563
1917 to 1920 - Yankee Robinson Circus
1921 - Howes Great London Shows
1922 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1923 - Started on John Robinson Circus then left in quarters
1923 to 1924 - in winterquarters - Peru, IN.
1925 to 1926 - Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West Show.
1927 to 1931 - Zoo in Ft. Worth, TX.
Died - 1931 at the zoo by execution //Bob Cline
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

1940: An elephant named Sugar — brought in to keep Queen Tut company — tramples an attendant, breaking his collarbone and ribs and giving him a concussion. But Queen Tut, long the zoo’s favorite attraction, gets credit for saving the day. According to reports, she pushes Sugar away from the attendant and stands guard over the man until help arrives.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sugar (Penny, Katie?), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Fort Worth Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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