Sugar (Penny, Katie?) at Fort Worth Zoo

† Sugar (Penny, Katie?)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 563 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 25 years
Dead date: 1940-07-12
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive, almost killed elephant keeper Jim Brown
Location:Fort Worth Zoo
ArrivedFort Worth Zoo 1927-00-00
from 101 Ranch Wild West
101 Ranch Wild West 1925-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1923-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1922-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals
Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals 1921-00-00
from Yankee Robinson Circus
Born:1915 wild
Document updated2010-04-25: 
2010-04-26: 
Contradictory records:
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


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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