Tanya IV at Circo Tihany

† Tanya IV
ID Number:Local id Number: 4 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: :
Location:Circo Tihany
ArrivedCirco Tihany 1986-00-00 from Jenda Smaha
Jenda Smaha 1978-00-00
Born: wild
Document updated2009-03-29: New elephant RE
2018-03-03: text, transfer
Fourth Tanya of Jenda Smaha

"Smaha moved his show and family in 1980 to Botswana, South Africa, where Tanya performed at a hotel casino. He fell in love with Africa and dedicated himself to the protection of vanishing species. He became a good friend of Dr. Helena Fitchat, director of the Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in South Africa.
He and his wife retired to Sarasota in 1989 to reunite with many of the friends they had made in show business who also retired there. Tanya was given to a friend who had a circus in Mexico." see http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/LK/20061111/News/605242899/SH/ (By MARK ZALOUDEK Posted Nov 11, 2006)

The fourth went to Circo Tihani in Mexico in 1986

Chang Reynolds files at Circus World, through Ryan Easley

Sources, among others

  • Nestor Maturana
  • Juan de la Cruz
  • http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/LK/20061111/News/605242899/SH/
  • Chang Reynolds files at Circus World, through Ryan Easley

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