Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus 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, in France

Date of arrival

Circus Rancy
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Circus Rancy

Circus Rancy
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Powell & Clarke)

1964-00-00Fossett Brothers Circus (Powell & Clarke)
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 (Powell & Clarke)

Fossett Brothers Circus (Powell & Clarke)
from Circus Rosaire

Record history
History of updates2023-12-08

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, in France, . Official death reason described as aggressive, killed Dany Renz in Issoire, France.

Affiliated people

1: Dany Renz (owner to 1972)

1: Ivor Rosaire (trainer from 1957 to 1965)


  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, (2024). Chiquita, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Rancy in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 July 2024 at (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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