Toby at Wirth Circus

† Toby
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1915
Death reason: disease:
Location:Wirth Circus
ArrivedWirth Circus 1904-00-00
from Sydney Zoo (Moore Park)
Sydney Zoo (Moore Park) 1887-00-00
from W.H Hartley
Born:
Document updated2013-05-25: corr death date
Toby was obtained by Moore Park from W.H Hartley in 1887. Hartley had used her as a performing elephant.

The society has acquired by purchase Mr. W. H. Hartley's performing female elephant " Toby," which has already become a general favourite with the public.

- Sydney Morning Herald 1 October 1887

Toby proved to be of difficult temperament and was sold to Wirth's Circus around 1904. She had several escapes during the time they owned her. In 1915 Toby became ill and died.

Sources, among others

  • http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html

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