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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mills Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Suzie  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1962-05-30
Death reason: accident: digestive failure
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mills Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1962-04-00Mills Brothers Circus
Record history
History of updates2009-04-26: New elephant RE
2012-06-06: Name, Birth date, Death date, Cline RE
2013-12-21: Article RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Suzie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1962-05-30 at Mills Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as digestive failure.


Suzie was born wild 1961.

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By 1962 the Herd was Burma, Bunny, Lelabardi, Jennie and Una "Little Burma". They did acquire a young punk that year but it died after a short while. They say someone staked her out in a field of clover and her digestive system couldn't take it.
Jerry Jay, 2008-12-16

Records about Suzie from Bob Cline

Suzie, Female Asian
1962 - Bought by Mills Bros. Circus in April.
This was a baby.
Died - May 30, 1962 near Chicago after eating green clover for 2 days
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Article: "Lake Side Park Zoo - Judy" at ShowMe Elephants
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Suzie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mills Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4725. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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