Sugar (Penny, Katie?) an Asian elephant at Fort Worth Zoo

☨ Sugar (Penny, Katie?)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 563 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Dead date: 1940-07-12
Death reason: killed: shot with rifle, aggressive, almost killed elephant keeper Jim Brown
Location:Fort Worth Zoo
ArrivalFort Worth Zoo 1934-00-00
from Wichita Falls Municipal Zoo
Wichita Falls Municipal Zoo 1928-00-00
from 101 Ranch Wild West
101 Ranch Wild West 1925-00-00
from John Robinson Circus
John Robinson Circus 1923-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1922-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals
Howes Great London Circus and Van Amburgs Trained Wild Animals 1921-00-00
from Yankee Robinson Circus
Born:* 1915 wild
Document updated2010-04-25: new record
2018-12-07: location Wichita Falls
Contradictory records:
Records about Sugar (Penny, Katie?) from Bob Cline
born - 1915 called SUGAR Stud # 563
1917 to 1920 - Yankee Robinson Circus
1921 - Howes Great London Shows
1922 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1923 - Started on John Robinson Circus then left in quarters
1923 to 1924 - in winterquarters - Peru, IN.
1925 to 1926 - Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Wild West Show.
1927 to 1931 - Zoo in Ft. Worth, TX.
Died - 1931 at the zoo by execution //Bob Cline


1940: An elephant named Sugar — brought in to keep Queen Tut company — tramples an attendant, breaking his collarbone and ribs and giving him a concussion. But Queen Tut, long the zoo’s favorite attraction, gets credit for saving the day. According to reports, she pushes Sugar away from the attendant and stands guard over the man until help arrives.

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Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sugar (Penny, Katie?), an Asian at Fort Worth Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4855. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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