Chieftain (Big Chief)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Chieftain (Big Chief)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr4

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Capture: 1870
Imported:1871 by Elbert Howes
Freight:by ship from Colombo
Death
Dead: 1888-12-17
Death reason: killed: by strangulation, choked to death by two elephants Basil and Bismark
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1882-02-02
(dead † 1886-04-11)
Bridgeport SSP id: 6
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1886-00-00Adam Forepaugh Circus
from Barnum and London Circus

1881-00-00Barnum and London Circus
from Cooper and Bailey Circus

1878-00-00Cooper and Bailey Circus
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie

1871-07-23Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie
from Hudson River Railroad horse stables

1871-07-22Hudson River Railroad horse stables
from New York Harbour

1871-07-22New York Harbour 1871-07-22
from Port of Colombo

1871-00-00Port of Colombo
from Elbert Howes

1870-00-00Elbert Howes
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-09-18: importer

Latest document update2021-09-17 22:52:49
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Biography

† 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.

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1882-02-02 -- † 1886-04-11 Bridgeport SSP id: 6

Origin


Chieftain (Big Chief) was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1870 . and imported 1871 by Elbert Howes, by ship from Colombo


Comments / pictures

From the Ceylon-import 1871.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2023). Chieftain (Big Chief), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1014. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1888 deaths | Born in Sri Lanka | Breeding bulls | 1870 captures | 1871 imports | Elephants from Adam Forepaugh Circus | United States | Asian elephants


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