Tunga (Tonga) an Asian elephant at Hawthorn Corporation


 ☨ ♂ Tunga (Tonga)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (47)
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1996-09-19
Death reason: disease: massive heart failure. Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1982-10-01
(dead † 2012-01-11)
Sabu (Look Chai) SSP id: 69

2. Born 1993-12-07
(dead † 1993-12-15)
Bernie SSP id: 349

3. Born 1993-12-15 Nicholas (Nickolaus) SSP id: 351
Locations
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of Arrival

1991-07-03 from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1979-10-25
from Morgan Berry

Document updated2009-08-25: Text, image of news article
2011-01-02: Death RE
2012-10-30: deat re
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Description

† Tunga (Tonga) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, disease in 1996-09-19, massive heart failure. Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?(see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1982-10-01 -- † 2012-01-11 Sabu (Look Chai) SSP id: 69
  2. (M) 1993-12-07 -- † 1993-12-15 Bernie SSP id: 349
  3. (M) 1993-12-15 Nicholas (Nickolaus) SSP id: 351

Origin


Tunga (Tonga) was born wild 1964.


Comments / pictures

I know for a fact that a minimum of two of the Hawthorn elephants died from TB, Tunga, the bull I spent time with at the Portland Zoo and Joyce.
Wayne Jackson, Canada

Tonga may have killed his trainer Morgan Berry in June, 1979.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tunga (Tonga), an Asian at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1483. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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