Betty at Sole Brothers Circus

This record may be a duplicate record with Betty at Taronga Zoo
† Betty
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Sole Brothers Circus
ArrivedSole Brothers Circus 1935-00-00
from Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo 1934-12-15
from
Born: unknown Indonesia
Document updated2013-05-21: duplicate
This record may be a duplicate record with Betty at Taronga Zoo
DEATH OF 'DOLLY.'
South Perth Elephant's End.
Dolly, a four-year-old elephant hi
quarantine at the Zoo, South Perth, died
yesterday after a day's illness. Her
teener. Mr. W. Carlisle, had no idea what
was amiss with her. Dr. H. W. Bennetts
(veterinary pathologist) performed a
postmortem examination, the result of
which will be known soon.
Dolly was one of two baby elephants,
the other being Betty, which were landed
Examining the dean elephant a. the South Perth Zos yesterday
afternoon.
Examining the dean elephant a. the South Perth Zos yesterday
afternoon.
at Fremantle from the Minderoo on
December 15 last from the Sumatran
jungles for Sole Bros, circus, which is
now travelling hi New South Wales, they
had to go into quarantine at the Zoo.
Mr. Carlisle, who is the elephant
trainer for the circus, was in charge
of the animals, and he said yesterday
that they throve well till Sunday after
noon, when Dolly suddenly developed an
illness. He called in a veterinary sur
geon but the animal did not rally and
died soon after noon yesterday. The two
animals were not insured. Mr. Carlisle
said. They were bought to replace one
of the circus elephants which died from
accidental poisoning on the Great West
ern express a few months ago.
'Different to cutting up a sheep,' said
Dr. Bennetts, as he toiled perspiringly
with a big knife to carve up poor Dolly.
Her companion Betty, tethered in, a shed
nearby, moved about very restlessly, and
her trainer said she would have to be
very carefully watched lest she break
loose and get clear of the Zoo. He said
he would present Dolly's carcass to the
Zoo Museum.

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