Fritz
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Fritz  dead elephant
Fritz statue at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours in Tours, France
Fritz statue at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours in Tours, France
Taxidermy locationMuseum of Fine Arts of Tours, Tours, France

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Body height: 3.17 meter, 10.4 feet
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1902-06-11
Death reason: killed: strangled due to agressiveness
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, in United States

Date of arrival

1897-00-00Barnum and Baileys circus European tour
from Barnum and Bailey Circus

1888-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus
from Barnum and London Circus

1881-00-00Barnum and London Circus
from P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome

Record history
History of updates2010-12-19: Text RE
2012-08-27: more text
2012-08-28: text

Latest document update2020-10-24 01:59:52
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Biography

† Fritz is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1902-06-11 at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, in United States, . Official death reason described as strangled due to agressiveness.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Museum of Fine Arts of Tours, in Tours, France.

Origin


Fritz was born wild .


Comments / pictures

Records about Fritz from Bob Cline
FRITZ 1879 to 1880 - P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth
Male Asian 1881 to 1887 - Barnum & London Circus
1888 to 1902 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
Died - June 12, 1902 ( Executed while on European tour. )


Fritz joined the Barnum and Bailey Circus during its final year of its five year European Tour. Eighteen elephants, ten large and eight younger, were under the supervision of George Conklin, George Beattie and George Bates. In total, six elephants died during the tour and none of the four males displayed returned to the United States.

Around 30 years old in the 1897. He was heavier than Jumbo and about 10, 4 tall, the shows tallest at that time.

He went for Bates, his keeper, in Tours, and was hung on Baileys orders on 11th June 1902.

The stuffed remains of Fritz can be found at the Musée des Beaux Art, Tours, France.

 Fritz  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States

Killed in France on tour in Europe, under supervision of George Conklin.
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Fritz, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3124. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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