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

♀ Tarra (Fluffie)
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (273)
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1994-04-11
(dead † 1994-04-11)
Maya SSP id: 354
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1995-03-15Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
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)

Document updated2009-06-26: Previous locations, SSP, Text
2009-11-13: prev. location
2013-05-20: alt name, prev loc
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Tarra (Fluffie) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Tarra (Fluffie) arrived in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 1995-03-15, relocated from Nashville Zoo, in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Tarra (Fluffie) lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Billie (Billy) born 1953
  2. ,
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Flora born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. ,
  9. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  10. ,
  11. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  12. ,
  13. Shirley born 1948
  14. ,
  15. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  16. ,
  17. Sukari born 1984
  18. ,
  19. Tange born 1975
  20. , (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 1994-04-11 -- † 1994-04-11 Maya SSP id: 354


Tarra (Fluffie) was born wild 1974.

Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tarra (Fluffie), an Asian at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1454. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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