Gold Dust
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Gold Dust  dead elephant
Gold Dust and Dunk with head keeper W. H. Blackburne at the National Zoological Park, 1898
Gold Dust and Dunk with head keeper W. H. Blackburne at the National Zoological Park, 1898
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States

Identification

Museum accession number NMNH USNM 85485 / A0049639
SSP nr478

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Characteristics: Skin, skull, skeleton, section of trunk in fluid
Origin
Born:* 1880 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1898-11-04
Death reason: unknown: collapsed during a walk in the zoo. he could not rise again, and died during the night. Autopsy showed catarrhal inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

1891-04-30Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Adam Forepaugh Circus

1890-00-00Adam Forepaugh Circus
from Frank A. Robbins Circus

1886-00-00Frank A. Robbins Circus
from Adam Forepaugh Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-11-14: picture
2021-07-28: Museum details

Latest document update2021-07-28 12:43:36
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† Gold Dust is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1898-11-04 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed during a walk in the zoo. he could not rise again, and died during the night. Autopsy showed catarrhal inflammation of the stomach and intestines..

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1898-11-04.

Origin


Gold Dust was born wild 1880.


Comments / pictures

1891 - Donated to the National Zoo with Duncan

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Gold Dust, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2562. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1898 deaths | Washington National Museum of Natural History Taxidermy | 1880 births | Elephants from Smithsonian National Zoological Park | United States | Asian elephants


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