Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bullens Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kassala  dead elephant
Alternative name: Gazala


ASMP nr29


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Born:* 1945 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1960-12-21
Death reason: food related: died after eating Hemlock, a poisonous green fern.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bullens Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1957-12-30Bullens Circus
from Auckland Zoo

1952-05-01Auckland Zoo
from Auckland Harbour

1952-00-00Auckland Harbour
from Port of Singapore

1952-00-00Port of Singapore
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Record history
History of updates2012-09-23: corr prev loc, not singapore zoo

Latest document update2021-08-20 08:54:26
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† Kassala is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1960-12-21 at Bullens Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as died after eating Hemlock, a poisonous green fern..


Kassala was born wild 1945 at Asia unspecified location.

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The third elephant to arrive at the zoo in 1952 from Singapore Zoo.

 Kassala  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Bullens Circus in Australia

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kassala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bullens Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3409. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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