Hercules (Tempo)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Mary Chipperfield’s Circus in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Hercules (Tempo)  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1979?
Death reason: euthanised: leg fracture
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mary Chipperfield’s Circus, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1977-05-00Mary Chipperfield’s Circus
from Longleat Safari Park

1977-04-20Longleat Safari Park
from Copenhagen Zoo

1976-12-23Copenhagen Zoo
from Knuthenborg Park & Safari

Knuthenborg Park & Safari
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2011-11-28: reason of death

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Hercules (Tempo) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1979? at Mary Chipperfield’s Circus, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as leg fracture.


Hercules (Tempo) was born wild 1973.

Comments / pictures

Mary took him for the circus, christening him Hercules. He was a very good quiet elephant and took to training very well. Unfortunately after about 2 years he suffered an accident breaking a leg and he had to be put down.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hercules (Tempo), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Mary Chipperfield’s Circus in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4009. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Stefan Aspegren

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