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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy) in France

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Chiquita  dead elephant



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

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1972-06-17
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive, killed Dany Renz in Issoire, France
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1972-06-17
(dead † 1972-06-17)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy), in France

Date of arrival

Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)

Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)

1964-00-00Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour

1963-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)

Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
from Circus Rosaire

Record history
History of updates2012-09-19: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Chiquita is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1972-06-17 at Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy), in France, . Official death reason described as aggressive, killed Dany Renz in Issoire, France.


  1. () 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 stillborn


Chiquita was born wild .

Comments / pictures

1972-06-16: Attacked her elephant keeper, and killed her owner director Dany Renz, who died 17 june on hospital, why she was euthanised the same day.

According to Mr A. Zoll in Munich, Chiquita was pregnant in 8 month (with Siam in Paris Zoo) by her death.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chiquita, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3192. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 133-134,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Page 16 (under records of Siam),
    Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • A. Zoll, Munich.

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