Tuffi an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Tuffi at Circus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss)

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☨ Tuffi
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Dead date: 1989
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Circus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss)
ArrivalCircus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss) 1968-00-00
from Circus Franz Althoff
Born:* 1946 wild
Document updated2009-11-11: 
Tuffi was 21 of Juli 1950 in the german town Wuppertal brought into Wuppertal Floating Train by her owner Franz Althoff. Tuffi panicked and broke the glass panes of the moving coach and landed in the Wupper River.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tuffi, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=194. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 152-154, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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