Tarra (Fluffie) an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

Tarra (Fluffie)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 273 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
ArrivalTennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 1995-03-15
from Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo 1994-11-00
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1991-09-24
from Racine Zoological Garden
Racine Zoological Garden 1989-04-01
from Bowmanville Zoo
Bowmanville Zoo 1988-09-00
from Carol Buckley
Carol Buckley 1975-06-00
from Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance)
Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance) 1974-07-00
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
Born:* 1974 wild Thailand
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1994-04-11 -- † 1994-04-11 Maya, SSP nr: 354
Document updated2009-06-26: Previous locations, SSP, Text
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Tarra was trained by Smokey Jones. She resided at the African Lion Safari for a time in a breeding attempt with Buke but aborted a calf.

"Strangely enough Big Apple Circus hired this [Tarra on skates] as their first elephant act. The thought of one on skates captured their fancy however they had enough of the operation after one season." Buckles Woodcock

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tarra (Fluffie), an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1454. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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