Romeo (Canada, Selim) at Adam Forepaugh Circus

† Romeo (Canada, Selim)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1872-06-05
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Adam Forepaugh Circus
ArrivedAdam Forepaugh Circus 1867-00-00
from Dan Rice Circus
Dan Rice Circus 1866-00-00
from Franconies Hippodrome
Franconies Hippodrome
from Seth B. Howes
Seth B. Howes
from Barnums Asiatic Caravan, Museum and Menagerie (Seth B. Howes)
Barnums Asiatic Caravan, Museum and Menagerie (Seth B. Howes) 1851-00-00
from Sands, Lent and Co American Circus
Sands, Lent and Co American Circus 1849-00-00
from Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United
Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United 1848-00-00
from Van Amburg Circus
Born: wild
Document updated2012-01-12:
Killed 7 men:
The noted death-dealing elephant Romeo, who killed three keepers before being brought to this country, where he succeeded in killing four more.The life of dan Rice, by Maria Ward Brown

Records about Romeo (Canada, Selim) from Bob Cline

1846 - Van Amburgh & Co. ( Called SELIM ) ( Stuart Thayers Annals of the American Circus 1793 to 1860, page 322 )
1847 - Van Amburgh & Co. ( called ROMEO ) ( Stuart Thayers Annals of the American Circus 1793 to 1860, page 323 )
1848 - Circus and Menagerie of June, Titus, and Co. ( Stuart Thayers Annals of the American Circus 1793 to 1860, pages 457 )
1949 - June , Titus, & Co. Circus and Menagerie Combined ( see Syracuse (NY) Daily Journal,
1851 to 1854 - Barnum's Asiatic Caravan ( Called Canada ) ( see Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, January 28, 1900, page 15 )

1854 - sold to Seth B. Howes


1859 - Mabie's Menagerie and Circus ( Stuart Thayers Annals of the American Circus 1793 to 1860, pages 542 )
1860 - Mabie's Circus and Menagerie ( Stuart Thayers Annals of the American Circus 1793 to 1860, pages 542 )
1861 to 1865 - E.F. & J. Mabie Circus ( Romeo & Juliet - 2 elephants )

1866 - Dan Rice's Interesting School of Educated Animals
1866 - Dan Rice's Mammoth Menagerie & North American Circus ( see The Daily Evening Star (NY), Sept. 20, 1866 )

1867 to 1872 - Adam Forepaugh
Died June 5, 1872 in Chicago, Ill. ( see Philadelphia Record, 1887 )


Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lallah_Rookh
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/lifeofdanrice00browrich#page/258/mode/2up/search/elephant

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