Fritz an Asian elephant at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour



 ☨ ♂ Fritz  
Fritz statue at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours in Tours, France
Fritz statue at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours in Tours, France

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
TaxidermyMuseum of Fine Arts of Tours, Tours, France
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Body height: 3.17 meter, 10.4 feet
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1902-06-11
Death reason: killed: strangled due to agressiveness
Locations
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
Barnum and Bailey Circus 1888-00-00
from Barnum and London Circus
Barnum and London Circus 1881-00-00
from P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome

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

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

(see detailed list).

Origin


Fritz was born wild .


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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.



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



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Fritz, an Asian at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3124. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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