Abu
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ashtons Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Abu  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 67 years old

People killed:3
Origin
Born:* 1935 wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Imported:1954
Death
Dead: 2002
Death location: Private property in Brisbane
Death reason: age: age related illness
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ashtons Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

Ashtons Circus
from Fritz Schultz

1954-00-00Fritz Schultz
from India unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2010-05-23: mankiller
2012-03-13: prev locations
2013-05-21: corr prev locations, forked some records to 13481
2021-10-20: corr import year, death year, death location, death reason

Latest document update2021-10-20 12:32:42
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Biography

† Abu is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002 at Ashtons Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as age related illness.

Origin


Abu was born wild 1935 at India unspecified location. and imported 1954


Comments / pictures

1974-03 Heidelberg; VIC: killed her first victim, Douglas Lang-Smith who was a driver/attendant with the circus.
1983: Killed her handler Debbie Wirth by crushing her with her Trunk.
1987-09 Gunnedah NSW:Abu killed her third victim, George Littlejohn, who was a horse groom with the circus.
1999-09: Narre Warren
During a performance one of the elephants used by Ashtons’ Circus, Abu fell toward the audience after being pushed off her pedestal by another elephant, Tanya. A young girl is hurt whilst sitting in the audience at the show when Abu, landed on her. She was taken to a medical centre for x rays on her swollen arm.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Abu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ashtons Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2046. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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