Liz an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

 ☨ ♀ Liz  


SSP nr292


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Born:* 1957 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2015-08-20
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-02-02Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Hawthorn Corporation
Hawthorn Corporation 1988-02-00
from Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)

Document updated2009-03-16: SSP, Text
2009-03-19: Previous locations, Text
2017-03-13: death
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† Liz is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, of from unknown reasons in 2015-08-20. (see detailed list).


Liz was born wild 1957.

Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Liz, an Asian elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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