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Tarra (Fluffie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States

♀ Tarra (Fluffie)


SSP nr273


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1994-04-11
(dead † 1994-04-11)
Maya SSP id: 354
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States

Date of arrival

2021-11-20Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA)
from Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

1995-03-15Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Nashville Zoo

1994-11-00Nashville Zoo
from African Lion Safari (Ontario)

1991-09-24African Lion Safari (Ontario)
from Racine Zoological Garden

1989-04-01Racine Zoological Garden
from Bowmanville Zoo

1988-09-00Bowmanville Zoo 1988-09-00
from Carol Buckley

1975-06-00Carol Buckley
from Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance)

1974-07-00Bobs Tire Stores (Robert Nance)
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2009-06-26: Previous locations, SSP, Text

2009-11-13: prev. location

2013-05-20: alt name, prev loc

2021-06-23: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7682

Latest document update2021-06-23 17:38:41
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Tarra (Fluffie) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States.

Tarra (Fluffie) arrived in 2021-11-20 to the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), relocated from the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Tarra (Fluffie) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA):
  1. Bo born 1987-01-22
  2. Mundi born 1982

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


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


Tarra (Fluffie) was born wild 1974 at Asia unspecified location.

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

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Custody of tarra the elephant goes to sanctuary founder - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tarra (Fluffie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1454. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1974 births | Born in Thailand | Breeding cows | Elephants from Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) | United States | Asian elephants

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