Berta (Bertha) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Nugget Casino in Sparks

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Berta (Bertha) at Nugget Casino in Sparks

☨ Berta (Bertha)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 171 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Dead date: 1999-09
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Nugget Casino in Sparks
ArrivalNugget Casino in Sparks 1962-05-02
from Wilbur W. Deppe
Wilbur W. Deppe 1960-00-00
from Adams Brothers Circus
Adams Brothers Circus 1958-00-00
from Tote-Em-In Zoo (now Tregembo Animal Park)
Born:* 1951 wild India
Capture: 1956,
Document updated2011-01-02: Death RE
2011-04-26: picture
Ascuaga bought Bertha in 1962 for $8,000 from a circus museum in Wisconsin.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Berta (Bertha), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Nugget Casino in Sparks in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 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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