Tyke (Mike) an African savanna elephant at Hawthorn Corporation

Female ♀ African savanna Tyke (Mike) at Hawthorn Corporation

☨ 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
Location:Hawthorn Corporation
ArrivalHawthorn Corporation 1988-07-18
from Garden Brothers Circus (Richard Garden)
Born:* 1974 wild Mozambique
Document updated2010-09-23: 
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.

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 list

Koehl, 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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