Pizarro at Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United

† Pizarro
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1845-03-08
Death reason: :
Location:Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United
ArrivedRaymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United
Born: unknown
Document updated2012-01-12: 
"Saunders, Thomas(d. March 8, 1845) The elephant keeper, Great
Philadelphia Zoological Garden (Raymond & Waring). Was knocked from
his horse and killed by the elephant Pizarro while on the road about 5
miles north of Baton Rouge LA, on the way to Bayou Sara. A wagon was
sent back to Baton Rouge and a dozen soldiers from Pentagon Barracks
brought to the scene. They quieted the elephant by peppering him with
22 musket balls."


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  • http://www.circushistory.org/Olympians/OlympiansS1.htm

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