Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bowmanville Zoo in Canada

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tony  dead elephant
Gary Thomas and Tony. Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada
Gary Thomas and Tony. Photo © Wayne Jackson, Canada


SSP nr296


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1999-06-01
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bowmanville Zoo, in Canada

Date of arrival

1995-09-18Bowmanville Zoo
from Hawthorn Corporation

1988-11-01Hawthorn Corporation
from Gary Thomas

1988-00-00Gary Thomas
from Tarzan Zerbini Circus

Tarzan Zerbini Circus
from Diano Brothers Circus

Record history
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† Tony is a dead castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-06-01 at Bowmanville Zoo, in Canada, .


Tony was born wild 1972.

Comments / pictures

""Gary's Elephant" Tony, came from the Diano herd, he first had him on the Zerbini show, whether Tarzan was in on the deal or not I don't know, but when Gary went to Hawthorn, "His Elephant", Tony went with him Gary worked him until the early '90's, when Tony picked Gary up & pitched him over top the other elephants, he was retired."
Bill Strong

Records about Tony from Bob Cline

1972 - Born in the wild
1974 to 1981 - Tony Diano elephants
1985 to 1986 - Tarzan Zerbini
1987 to 1988 - Gary Thomas
11/1988 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
09/18/1995 - Bowmanville Zoo in Canada
Died - June 1, 1999
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tony, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bowmanville Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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