|☨ Hyder Ali|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ < 1, unknown age|
from Grand Zoological and Ornithological Exhibition
Grand Zoological and Ornithological Exhibition 1836-00-00
from The Zoological Institute
The Zoological Institute 1835-00-00
from Hopkins and Co
Hopkins and Co 1834-00-00
from Raymond & Ogden Menagerie
Raymond & Ogden Menagerie 1833-00-00
from The Elephant Caravan
|Parents:||x "Great Indian Elephant"|
|Came to USA with the ship Mary to the harbour in Philadelphia.|
The ship Mary from Calcutta, landed in Philadelphia in June, 1830, carrying a twenty-three year old female elephant and an eightmonth old calf. They were exhibited as a pair in 1830 and then, joined by some other animals, species unknown, formed the Elephant Caravan in 1831. Several menageries in that period had adult and calf elephants which were invariably advertised as “the largest and smallest ever exhibited.” The 1832 notices also shed no light on what the accompanying animals might be. That winter the calf was transferred to Raymond & Ogden (26) and was given the name Hyder Ali. The female, identified only as Great Indian Elephant during 1833, had at least a young African lion and its keeper for company.
Raymond & Ogden’s 1832 collection was almost unchanged from the season before. The rhinoceros was still the feature attraction. They gained a tiger, a puma, an adjutant stork and something they called “loup cervier.” These same animals served in 1833, with the addition of a two-year old elephant named Hyder Ali.
Imported in December, 1832, Hyder Ali had spent 1833 and 1834 on the Raymond and Ogden menagerie. Of Hyder Ali, the calf, there is no record after 1837, which may mean he was renamed Tippoo Saib.cite>http://www.circushistory.org/Thayer/Thayer2d.htm
In 1835, all US menagerie became part of The Zoological Institute.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Hyder Ali, an Asian at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5387. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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