† Boonga is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1954-07-12? at Bullen\'s Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as died during a a big storm.
Boonga was born unknown 1928? at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1953, by ship from Singapore
Claimed to be 25 years upon arrival in Sydney from Singapore.
Boonga entered quarantine in Australia on 23rd of March 1953 and joined Bullens’ Circus about 1 July 1953.
From what I gather in the storm she slipped down a steep hill, was injured and couldn’t get up, possibly broke her pelvis as I note a witness said her back legs ‘split’. Eventually she was euthanised. A sad tale. It seems she only lived for a bit over a year in Australia. She was said to be 25 years old on arrival.
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