Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wirth Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1899 by Unknown
Dead: 1906-03-10
Death location: Wirth Circus
Death reason: disease: poisoned, ate
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wirth Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1899-00-00Wirth Circus
from Port of Rangoon

Port of Rangoon
from Myanmar unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2012-06-08: death date
2021-09-16: Unknown importer
2021-09-16: Unknown importer

Latest document update2021-09-16 04:35:20
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† Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1906-03-10 at Wirth Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as poisoned, ate .


Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah) was born at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1899 by Unknown

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This elephant was obtained by Wirths around 1898/1900 and was billed as 'The Bucking Elephant'. She was purchased in Rangoon from a Scottish Timber Merchant (from interview with Phillip Wirth). Her death date is unknown. She possibly died from eating superphosphate when Wirth's were touring Western Australia.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ghuni Sah (Ghunah Sah), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wirth Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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