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unknown at Circus Bell and Meyers

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Male ♂ Asian elephant unknown at Circus Bell and Meyers

The dead elephant in Murten, Switzerland, 1866. The photo was taken 15 years after the first photograph ever, and may be the first photo taken of an elephant. (Freiburger Geschichtsblätter, Band 59)
† unknown
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 777 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 782 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1866-06-28
Death reason: euthanised: shot with a canon in the town Murten, Switzerland
People killed:1
Location:Circus Bell and Meyers
ArrivedCircus Bell and Meyers
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Born: wild
Document updated2010-09-22: text correction
Mankiller: killed the 28 year old british elephant keeper Moffat.

The meat was sold in Murten and the skeleton ended up in the Anatomical Institute of the University of Bern.

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