Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Tara (Fanny) at Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch

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 ☨ ♀ Tara (Fanny)  


SSP nrT2080


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2003-08-16
Death reason: euthanised: age
Present / last location:Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1993-00-00Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch
from Slater Park Zoo
Slater Park Zoo 1958-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Document updated2011-04-21: Previous locations, SSP, Text RE
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† Tara (Fanny) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch, in United States, from euthanised 2003-08-16. Official death reason described as age. (see detailed list).


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Tara (Fanny) was born wild 1952.

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The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Records about Tara (Fanny) from Bob Cline
FANNIE Female Asian
1954 to 1958 - RBBB
1958 - Sold to Pawtucket, R.I. Zoo for $2500.00 per RBBB papers @ CWM.
1958 to 1993 - Slater Park Zoo in Pawtucket, R.I.
1993 to 2003 - Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas( name changed to TARA )
Died - August 16, 2003

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tara (Fanny), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Fund for Animals Black Beauty Ranch in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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