unknown at Circus Bell and Meyers

Male Asian elephant unknown at Circus Bell and Meyers

The dead elephant in Murten, Switzerland, 1866. The photo was taken 15 years after the first photograph ever, and may be the first photo taken of an elephant. (Freiburger Geschichtsblätter, Band 59)
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1866-06-28
Death reason: euthanised: shot with a canon in the town Murten, Switzerland
Location:Circus Bell and Meyers
ArrivedCircus Bell and Meyers
Born: wild
Document updated2010-09-22: text correction
Mankiller: killed the 28 year old british elephant keeper Moffat.

The meat was sold in Murten and the skeleton ended up in the Anatomical Institute of the University of Bern.

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