Elephant Tumai: His Torture and Death.
The torture and death of Tumai is just one of the many reasons that
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Updated 3/30/11

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To: info@pawsweb.org
You used to have a link to Elephant Tumai.
I have had it on my site for years and now I cannot find it,
thanks for any help.
We have an electronic version of the book
“Everything You Wanted to Know About Elephants”
which has Tumai’s story in it.
Sincerely, Tamara
Note from jj...
this electronic book also has the stories of
Elephants Bindu, Hannibal, Tyke, Stoney
and the picture "Breaking of a three year old Asian elephant".

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Tumai's Last "Training Session"

The Riddle of Tumai
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The Death of Tumai. Riddle Watches.

July 19, 1984:
Tumai, a young African elephant, had a history of aggressive attacks against keepers. Bull elephants frequently exhibit more aggression than females. Young bull elephants are trained in an attempt to keep them manageable enough to be used for breeding. After a series of incidents at the park which was Tumai's original home, he was sold to a circus in Florida and became the property of a popular "elephant consultant" who specialized in training elephants for rides.
Elephant trainers frequently chain difficult elephants in positions so physically limiting that they are scarcely able to move. Tumai was chained in this manner for most of the summer with no shade or shelter. Reports stated he was fed and watered infrequently to further debilitate his physical strength.
Electric shock was administered and failed. Determined to subdue Tumai, trainers rammed him with a skip loader tractor to show him there were things bigger and stronger than he was. "They rammed him in the back and in the head, then left him lying there," an eye witness reported later.
Tumai had sustained terrible physical damage, and was unable to stand. According to reports that were received later, Tumai's owner was asked to remove the elephant from the zoo grounds to protect the zoo from public outrage should his condition become known. When it was apparent that it would be impossible to move him, he was finally euthanized after months of torment and suffering, from 5/10/84-07/19/84 according to medical reports.

(This is not what I read the first time I researched Tumai, many years ago. There was nothing about euthanasia. Tumai died of physical damage and torture. His killer is, to this day, not only "training" elephants, but running an elephant sanctuary. jj)

Rest in Peace Tumai.

Riddle, May You Suffer on Earth and Rot in Hell...

Tumai in death, Scott Riddle looks on.

Updated and not forgotten
November 17, 2008

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