Hannibal an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Unknown

☨ Hannibal
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 53 years old
Dead date: 1865-05-06
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:1
Location:Unknown
ArrivalUnknown 1865-00-00 from Unknown
Unknown 1864-00-00
from Van Amburg Circus
Van Amburg Circus 1858-00-00
from Unknown
Unknown 1856-00-00
from Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United
Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United 1855-00-00
from Van Amburg Circus
Van Amburg Circus 1854-00-00
from Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United
Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United 1842-00-00
from Unknown
Unknown
from J. E. M. Hobby and Cos Menagerie and Circus
J. E. M. Hobby and Cos Menagerie and Circus 1840-00-00
from The Zoological Institute
Born:* 1812 wild
Document updated2012-04-11: new record
1824: Arrived USA
1865: Died in Centerville, Maryland.

Records about Hannibal from Bob Cline
HANNIBAL 1812 - born in the wild
Male Asian 1824 - arrives in US
Bought by a butcher in New York & exhibited there
1825 - Zoological Institute in ????, New York
1832 - Raymond and Weeks Menagerie
1833 - Raymond, Weeks, and Co.
1834 - Butler and Co.
1835 to 1837 - Zoological Institute shows
1840 - J.E.M. Hobby & Co. Grand Menagerie
1841 - Humphrey & Lines United Menagerie
1842 -Waring, Raymond & Co.
1843 - Raymond & Co. Caravan
1844 to 1845 - Zoological Institute
1846 to 1853 - Raymond & Co. / Raymond & Waring Caravan
1854 - Van Amburg's Great Broadway Menagerie
1855 - Raymond and Co.
1856 to 1857 - Herr Dreisbach & Co. Menagerie and Circus
1858 to 1863 - Van Amburgh Show
1864 - Thayer, Noyes, and Van Amburgh
1865 - Thayer and Noyes Circus
Died - May 7, 1865 in Centerville, PA.


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Hannibal, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5375. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Thayer/Thayer2b.htm
  • Page 10, 12, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Page 286, Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History, by Karl Groning and Martin Saller

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