Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sole Brothers Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tara  dead elephant


ASMP nr45


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Born:* 1958 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 1987-10-00
Death reason: accident: road accident
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sole Brothers Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1965-12-24Sole Brothers Circus
from Perth Zoo

1963-00-00Perth Zoo
from Adelaide Zoo

1963-02-11Adelaide Zoo
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Record history
History of updates2023-12-10

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† Tara is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1987-10-00 at Sole Brothers Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as road accident.


Tara was born unknown 1958.

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1963: Shipped to Australia from Singapore.

1963: A whole Group of elephants arrived in that shipment including Tara who was also quarantined at Adelaide and went on to Perth Zoo where they couldnt handle her so she was eventually sold to Sole Bros Circus.

1981-12: fell from a semi trailer, sustaining a gash to the head above the right eye.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sole Brothers Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2067. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Murray Guy, Records Officer, Adelaide Zoo.

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