Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wirth Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Alice  dead elephant


Local id Number 520009
ASMP nr30


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 65 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1891? unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 1956-07-04
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wirth Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1952-12-01Wirth Circus
from Melbourne Zoo

1952-11-01Melbourne Zoo
from Wirth Circus

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History of updates2022-09-18

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† Alice is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1956-07-04 at Wirth Circus, in Australia, .


Alice was born unknown 1891?.

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Alice Died 30 April 1956 the first mention of this elephant was from an interview with Doris Wirth in 1927. She was put down at Wirth's property by a veterinarian at around 65 years of age. (Liz Clark)

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Alice, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wirth Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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