Kelvin
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome) in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kelvin  dead elephant
Kelvin displayed as taxidermy specimen.
Kelvin as taxidermy specimen. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 2002 This image is inline deepink from an external server, inline linking does not directly infringe copyright but can be removed on request.
Taxidermy locationKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, , United Kingdom

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1899
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome), in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome)
Record history
History of updates2009-01-30: name, source
2009-01-30: location

Latest document update2021-07-13 12:34:28
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Biography

† Kelvin is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1899 at The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome), in United Kingdom, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, in , United Kingdom, since 1899-00-00.

Origin


Kelvin was born wild .


Comments / pictures

This young male Indian Elephant died of natural causes in the Scottish Zoo, Glasgow 1899 and was bought by the museum from EH Bostock for £7. Almost a century later, in August 1997, he was garlanded with ribbons and silks and took part in a procession through Glasgow to mark the 50th anniversary of India's independence.

It is not known what his original name was. Following a competition run by the Evening Times newspaper in 1997, he was named 'Kelvin'.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kelvin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4601. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1899 deaths | Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Taxidermy | Elephants from The Scottish Zoo And Variety Circus (Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome) | United Kingdom | Asian elephants


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