† Chieftain (Big Chief) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1888-12-17 at Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as by strangulation, choked to death by two elephants Basil and Bismark.
Chieftain (Big Chief) was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1870 . and imported 1871 by Elbert Howes, by ship from Colombo
From the Ceylon-import 1871.
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