Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Gautiers Menagerie in France

dead elephant ☨ ♂ unknown  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationGautiers Menagerie, Faucon, Avignon, France



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Dead: 1807
Death location: Gautiers Menagerie Copenhagen
Death reason: killed: during the English attack on Copenhagen
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gautiers Menagerie, in France

Date of arrival

Gautiers Menagerie
from United Kingdom (England) unspecified location

United Kingdom (England) unspecified location
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2020-10-06

Latest document update2021-11-04 04:29:03
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† unknown is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1807 at Gautiers Menagerie, in France, . Official death reason described as during the English attack on Copenhagen.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Gautiers Menagerie, in Faucon, Avignon, France.


unknown was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location.

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This elephant was the very first touring in Scandinavia:
1804: From St Petersburg to Finland.
September 1804-1807 Touring in Sweden
May 1807 Denmark where the elephant was killed during the English attack on Copenhagen.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). unknown, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Gautiers Menagerie in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2588. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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