Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tarzan Zerbini Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jan  dead elephant


SSP nr725


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Dead: 2008-04-11
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tarzan Zerbini Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1985-00-00Tarzan Zerbini Circus
from Hubert Castle International Circus

Record history
History of updates2011-03-03: Previous locations, SSP, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Jan is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2008-04-11 at Tarzan Zerbini Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Jan was born wild 1971, captured 1974 .

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Former editions of the North American Regional Studbook list 'Jan' with a Temporary ID Number T2380. In the 2010 Update, her number is changed to 725.

Records about Jan from Bob Cline

Jan, Female Asian
1969 to 1985 - Hubert Castle Circus
1981 - Bred to BUKE. ( Bucky Steele elephant )
March 1982 - Showing milk
1985 to 2008 - Tarzan Zerbini Circus
Died - April 11, 2008 of TB
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Contradictory records:

The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant does not list the same dates of ownership reflected by the Research of Bob Cline.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tarzan Zerbini Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1865. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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