Zetta an Asian elephant at Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village

 ☨ ♀ Zetta  


SSP nr445


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1992-08-07
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1988-02-00Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village
from William Buckles Woodcock
William Buckles Woodcock 1988-02-15
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1987-00-00
from Tarzan Zerbini Circus
Tarzan Zerbini Circus 1985-00-00
from Hubert Castle Circus
Hubert Castle Circus 1962-00-00
from Downie Brothers Circus
Downie Brothers Circus 1962-00-00
from Ed Widaman elephant act
Ed Widaman elephant act 1952-00-00
from Honest West's Big Indoor Circus
Honest West's Big Indoor Circus 1950-00-00
from Ed Widaman elephant act
Ed Widaman elephant act 1947-00-00
from Rimberg & Fox (Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox)

Document updated2010-12-31: Death date RE
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† Zetta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village, in United States, of age in 1992-08-07. (see detailed list).


Zetta was born wild 1937.

Comments / pictures

Records about Zetta from Bob Cline
ZETTA Stud # 445

1937 - Born and Captured in the wild
1947 - Bought from Harry Rimberg and Jack Fox importers by Ed Widaman
Named after Ed Widaman's wife, Arzetta
1950 to 1951 - Honest West's Big Indoor Circus
1952 to 1961 - Ed Widaman act
1962 to 1963 - Larry Higgins' Downie Bros. Circus
1962 to 1985 - Hubert Castle Circus
1985 to 1987 - Tarzan Zerbini
1987 to 1988 - Miami Metro Zoo
1988 - Buckles Woodcock ( Had her for about a week )
1988 to 1992 - Retirement Animal Village in Waldo, FL.
Died - 1992 at Waldo Animal Village

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Zetta, an Asian elephant at Waldo Wild Animal Retirement Village in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1869. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.*
  • *Patricia Zerbini
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71


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