Liz an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

☨ Liz
ID Number:   SSP Number: 292 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Dead date: 2015-08-20
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
ArrivalTennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2006-02-02
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1988-02-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
Born:* 1957 wild
Document updated2009-03-16: SSP, Text
2009-03-19: Previous locations, Text
2017-03-13: death
In 2006, Liz and Queen were the 17th & 18th retirees to the Elephant Sanctuary. She stands 8" and 6,720 pounds.

Queen & Liz plus, a 3rd elephant Ruth came to Bensons Animal Park in New Hampshire in 1963. They were originally trained by Slivers Madison - exceptionally well trained matter of fact. The were were well taught and more importantly, well mannered. Ruth was sold privately in 1978. She led a rough life for a while until she was confiscated and donated to the New Bedford Zoo in Massachusetts. Queen & Liz remained at the park until Feb. '88. They were sold, along with 'Jackie' an African, the previous fall at the park liquidation auction to Hawhtorn Corp (John Cuneo).
Bret Bronson, 2009-03-16

2015-08-20: Dead

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Liz, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1471. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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