Queen at Adam Forepaugh Circus

† Queen
ID Number:   SSP Number: 5 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Dead date: 1886
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Adam Forepaugh Circus
ArrivedAdam Forepaugh Circus 1886-00-00
from Barnum and London Circus
Barnum and London Circus 1881-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1878-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie
Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie 1870-00-00
from P.T. Barnums Greatest Show on Earth
Born:1859 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1882-02-02 -- † 1886-04-11 Bridgeport (Punk, America), SSP nr: 6
Document updated2009-11-14
2010-04-24:�import by Barnum?
2016-12-19: older location
Queen, the mother, is a native of Ceylon, and was imported in 1871 by Mr Barnum.Nwe York Times, February 4, 1882.

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. S
  • page 23, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D00EEDF1E3CEE3ABC4C53DFB4668389699FDE

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