Berta (Bertha)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Nugget Casino in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Berta (Bertha)  dead elephant


SSP nr171


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Born:* 1951 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Capture: 1956
Dead: 1999-09
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Nugget Casino, in United States

Date of arrival

1962-05-02Nugget Casino
from Deppe Classic Circus

1960-00-00Deppe Classic Circus
from Adams Brothers Circus

1958-00-00Adams Brothers Circus
from Tote-Em-In Zoo (now Tregembo Animal Park)

Record history
History of updates2011-01-02: Death RE
2011-04-26: picture
2021-11-14: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-11-14 01:56:57
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† Berta (Bertha) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-09 at Nugget Casino, in United States, .


Berta (Bertha) was born wild 1951 at Asia unspecified location, captured 1956 .

Comments / pictures

Ascuaga bought Bertha in 1962 for $8,000 from a circus museum in Wisconsin.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Berta (Bertha), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Nugget Casino in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 February 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "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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