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Beloved Elephant At Connecticut Fairs Dies At 54

Beulah, the elephant recently died of natural causes.
Beulah, the elephant recently died of natural causes. Photo Credit: The Big E

Beulah, the beloved elephant who has appeared at Connecticut fairs and Big E events across the region has died at the age of 54.

Tim Commerford of Commerford’s Petting Zoo in Goshen, Connecticut said Beulah died of natural causes, according to a necropsy.

“We are heartbroken," the Commerford family said. "We have lost a member of our family. Beulah was 54, the matriarch of our family. We are grateful she was with us as long as she was."

Beulah was known to thousands of people for offering rides and appearing at the Big E events from

Commerford said Beulah loved her treats and loved to be part of the group.

"She was a very social animal—she loved interacting with people," he said. "She was most happy when she was here at The Big E with us, greeting people.

On behalf of the Commerford family, I thank all of those who, too, fell in love with Beulah. Who understood her elephant ways and personality, and how much she loved doing what she did, and each of us. We appreciate your kind words and thoughts.”

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