Hercules (Tempo) an African savanna elephant at Mary Chipperfield

☨ Hercules (Tempo)
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Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Dead date: 1979?
Death reason: euthanised: leg fracture
Location:Mary Chipperfield
ArrivalMary Chipperfield 1977-05-00
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1977-04-20
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1976-12-23
from Knuthenborg Park & Safari
Knuthenborg Park & Safari
from E.A.G. van den Brink
Born:* 1973 wild
Document updated2011-11-28: reason of death
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, D., (2020). Hercules (Tempo), an African savanna at Mary Chipperfield in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 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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