African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Tyke (Mike) at Hawthorn Corporation

 ☨ ♀ Tyke (Mike)  


SSP nr133


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1994-08-20
Death reason: killed: shot
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1988-07-18Hawthorn Corporation
from Garden Brothers Circus (Richard Garden)

Document updated2010-09-23: 
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
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† Tyke (Mike) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, from killed 1994-08-20. Official death reason described as shot. (see detailed list).


Tyke (Mike) was born wild 1974.

Comments / pictures

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.

Allen Campbell  Tyke attacking people on Ilaniwai Street.
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.

Police look over Tyke the elephant, lying dead against a car on Ilaniwai Street.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tyke (Mike), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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