Tillie Captured: 0050.0803

CIRCUS ELEPHANTS STILL AT LARGE – Animals Sighted Frequently But Refuse to Come to Keepers

            The hunt for the elephants escaped from the Sells-Floto circus three weeks ago is being carried on with unabated vigor, an occasional sighting the runaways encouraging the circus men to the hope that their charges will soon be recaptured.  The job presents many difficulties, however, as the trainers admit, the wooded nature of the country and the reawakened wild instincts of the truants militating against the animals yielding to the coaxing of their keepers.

            Jack Terrill, circus manager, who has been conducting the hunt personally, left to join the circus Wednesday, taking with him Tillie, the female elephant recaptured over a week ago.  Tillie was still suffering from bruising received in her wild charges across the country during her ten or twelve days of freedom.

0050.0803: Tillie Captured

Tillie now on her way to join circus, but two elephants still at large around Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  August 26, 1926
Pages:  7
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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