Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Victoria at John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show

 ☨ ♀ Victoria  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Birth place:
Dead: 1860-06-00
Death reason: disease: Pneumonia
Present / last location:John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show, in United States

Date of Arrival
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1860-00-00John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show
from John Wilson
John Wilson 1859-00-00
from Sands and Nathans Circus
Sands and Nathans Circus 1856-00-00
from William Cooke
William Cooke 1856-00-00
from Battys Traveling Menagerie (Battys Hippodrome, Astleys Amphitheatre)

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† Victoria is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show, in United States, from disease 1860-06-00. Official death reason described as Pneumonia. (see detailed list).


Victoria was born .

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In 1856 Sands and Nathans had imported Albert and Victoria from England where they had been the property of William Cooke and the animal stars of Batty’s Circus.

The two elephants were exhibited on various circuses for several years and in 1859 or 1860 were leased to John Wilson, the California showman. Victoria died in June, 1860, during this lease.

Records about Victoria from Bob Cline
Female Asian 1855 - Batty's Circus in Europe
1856 - imported to Sands, Nathan & Co.
1856 to 1858 - Sands, Nathan & Co.
1859 - John Wilson in California
1860 - John Wilson's "Dan Rice's" Great Show
Died - June 1860 in Iowa City from Pneumonia

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Victoria, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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