Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Gruss in France

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tuffi  dead elephant
This photo may be a trickphoto.
This photo may be a trickphoto.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Born:* 1946 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1989
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Gruss, in France

Date of arrival

1968-00-00Circus Gruss
from Circus Franz Althoff

Record history
History of updates2009-11-11: 
2021-11-13: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-11-13 23:09:12
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† Tuffi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1989 at Circus Gruss, in France, .


Tuffi was born wild 1946 at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

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, Dan, (2021). Tuffi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Gruss in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2022 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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