|☨ Tyke (Mike)|
|ID nr:||SSP Number: 133 -|
|Species:||African savanna elephant|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 20 years old|
|Dead date:||† 1994-08-20|
|Death reason:||killed: shot||People killed:||1|
|Arrival||Hawthorn Corporation 1988-07-18|
from Garden Brothers Circus (Richard Garden)
|Born:||* 1974 wild Mozambique|
|Document updated||2010-09-23: |
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
|In Honolulu, Hawaii, during a circus international performance, the female elephant Tyke crushed her trainer Allen Campbell to death before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. |
Photo of Allen Campbell (left) taken in Peru, Indiana, 1993. After this she ran out on a street and attacked more people.
She was shot by the police afterwards.
Police look over Tyke the elephant, lying dead against a car on Ilaniwai Street.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Tyke (Mike), an African savanna at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1672. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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