Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Misty  dead elephant


SSP nr295


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1964
Birth place:
Capture: 1965
Dead: 2016-04-13
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

2004-11-17Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation

1988-07-18Hawthorn Corporation
from Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus)

1985-00-00Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus)
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

1983-00-00Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
from Unknown

from Gene Holters Movieland Animals (Gene Holter)

Record history
History of updates2016-04-16: death

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Misty is a dead confiscated Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2016-04-13 at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, .


Misty was born 1964, captured 1965 .

Comments / pictures

July 24, 1983: Misty, broke free from her chains at Lion Country Safari in Irvine, California and turned on game warden Lee Keaton, crushing his Skull and killing him instantly. (Misty had attacked a handler, David Wilson, just three weeks earlier, who survived.)

(Pawsweb word document)

Records about Misty from Bob Cline

MISTY 1964 - Born in India Stud # 295
Female Asian 1967 - imported by Gene Holter
leased to other groups. ( Kelton - Remo Cristiani )
1975 - back to Gene Holter
1976 to 1983 - Ralph Hefner Animal Ranch in Ca.
1983 to 1985 - Lion Country Safari
1983 - July 24th - Killed head Game Warden
1985 to 1988 - Toby Tyler Circus
1988 to 2004 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
2004 - Elephant Sanctuary in Holenwald, TN. ( Nov. 17, 2004 )
2004 to Present - Elephant Sanctuary

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Misty, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1463. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2016 deaths | 1964 births | Born in India | 1965 captures | Elephants from Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) | United States | Mankillers | Asian elephants

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