Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah) at Wirth Circus

† Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1906-03-10
Death reason: disease: poisoned, ate
Location:Wirth Circus
ArrivedWirth Circus 1899-00-00
Born: Myanmar
Document updated2012-06-08: death date
This elephant was obtained by Wirths around 1898/1900 and was billed as 'The Bucking Elephant'. She was purchased in Rangoon from a Scottish Timber Merchant (from interview with Phillip Wirth). Her death date is unknown. She possibly died from eating superphosphate when Wirth's were touring Western Australia.

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  • Liz Clark

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