† Tommy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1937 at Perry Brothers circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as cyanide in apple.
Tommy was born unknown 1913.
1937: Killed the elephant trainer Jack Stevens, and then ran around in the town Parkes in NSW, until Tommy Perry and assistans managed to get him into a wagon.
The Police ordered its destruction, and Tommy was fed apples filled with cyanide.
The death of the elephant, which was twenty-four years of age, and had been with the circus for sixteen years, reperesented a loss of between 500£ and 600£ to the proprietors.
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