Tunga (Tonga)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Hawthorn Corporation in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tunga (Tonga)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr47

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 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 - owners
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of arrival

1991-07-03Hawthorn Corporation
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

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

Record history
History of updates2009-08-25: Text, image of news article
2011-01-02: Death RE
2012-10-30: deat re

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tunga (Tonga) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-09-19 at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, . Official death reason described as massive heart failure. Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?.

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.

 Tunga (Tonga)  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Hawthorn Corporation in United States

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tunga (Tonga), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1483. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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