Chieftain (Big Chief) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Adam Forepaugh Circus

☨ Chieftain (Big Chief)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 4 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 846 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 849 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1888-12-17
Death reason: euthanised: by strangulation, choked to death by two elephants Basil and Bismark
Location:Adam Forepaugh Circus
ArrivalAdam 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
Born:* wild Sri Lanka
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1882-02-02 -- † 1886-04-11 Bridgeport (Punk, America), SSP nr: 6
Document updated2009-11-14
From the Ceylon-import 1871.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Chieftain (Big Chief), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1014. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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