Robbins Queen at Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel)

† Robbins Queen
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date: 1910-11-25
Death reason: euthanised: lethal poisoning with cyanide of potassium
Location:Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel)
ArrivedBartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel) 1910-00-00
from unknown
unknown 1909-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1907-00-00
from Great Wallace Brothers
Great Wallace Brothers 1895-00-00
from Cook and Whitby Shows (Ben Wallace)
Cook and Whitby Shows (Ben Wallace) 1893-00-00
from Frank A. Robbins Circus
Body weight (kgs and pounds): 3818.18 kg, 8400.00 lbs
Document updated2013-04-16:
Records about Robbins Queen from Bob Cline
QUEEN ( Robbins )
Female Asian 1892 - Frank A. Robbins Circus
1893 to 1894 - Cook & Whitby Circus
1895 to 1906 - Great Wallace Circus
1907 to 1909 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1909 - retired to an Animal Park in New Jersey
1910- Bartels Menagerie
Killed Robert Shields Oct.20, 1910
Died - Nov.25, 1910 in Jersey City, NJ by lethal poisoning

Records about Robbins Queen from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
What about the"Queen" that was executed at the Frank Robbins WQ/William Bartel Wild Animal farm at Jersey City,NJ in November 1910?
She had formely been with the Cole Bros. Show
Reportly (according to which newspaper account you read)
She had killed 4 or as many as 10 men in her career.
She weighed 8400 pounds.
They killed her with a dose of 12 grains of cyanide of potassium contained in apples.It took 45 minutes for her to die.

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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