Circus elephants find the quiet life at Dubbo

Asian elephants Arna and Gigi have arrived at the Western Plains Zoo after being retired from the Stardust Circus.
Asian elephants Arna and Gigi have arrived at the Western Plains Zoo after being retired from the Stardust Circus.

2008-01-15 - , Australia , Justin Huntsdale

She’s Australias most notorious elephant, and as of today, the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo New South Wales is home. Last month, Asian elephant Arna trampled her 57-year-old handler Ray Williams to death at Yamba. After years of touring with the circus, Stardust has donated the 53-year-old elephant and her companion elephant Gigi, 50, to the Western Plains Zoo. It all went very smoothly, elephant keeper Roger Brogan said. We had the elephants turn up at 10.30am Monday morning. We unloaded them ...

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