Targa an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

☨ Targa
ID nr:   SSP Number: 200 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Dead date: 1987
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
ArrivalRingling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1969-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1957-00-00
from Leonard Brothers Circus
Leonard Brothers Circus 1957-00-00
from Hugo Schmitt
Hugo Schmitt 1958-00-00
from Catskill Game Farm
Catskill Game Farm 1952-00-00
from Polack Brothers Circus
Born:* 1946 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-11-22: New elephant
2012-02-22: corr blue unit
Records about Targa from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Mac MacDonald told me that this elephant was included in the delivery of the Besalou Elephants in 1952 but that she was so small he refused her and she wound up at Catskill Game Farm where Hugo bought her four years later. Hugo once told me that "Targa" means "star" in India.

http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/search?q=targa&updated-max=2009-12-04T06%3A58%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=20


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Koehl, D., (2020). Targa, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5418. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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