Albert
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Barnum and London Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Albert  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States

Identification

Museum accession number NMNH USM A 21977

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Characteristics: Partial Skeleton, skull, mounted hide

People killed:1: A man, 18th July, 1885 in Nashua
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1885-07-20
Death reason: shot: execution by Gunshot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Barnum and London Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1881-00-00Barnum and London Circus
from Cooper and Bailey Circus

1879-00-00Cooper and Bailey Circus
from P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth

1876-00-00P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth
from P.T. Barnums Greatest Show on Earth

Record history
History of updates2021-07-28: Museum details + letter 

Latest document update2021-07-28 05:16:47
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Biography

† Albert is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1885-07-20 at Barnum and London Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as execution by Gunshot.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1885-07-20.

Origin


Albert was born unknown at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Records about Albert from Bob Cline
ALBERT 1875 - Barnum's Show ( offered for sale in 1875 - not listed in 1882 )
Male Asian 1879 - Cooper & Bailey Circus ( Toured Australia )
1880 to 1881 - Cooper & Bailey Circus ( in US )
1882 to 1885 - Barnum & London Circus ( killed a keeper, James B. McCormack July 18, 1885 )
Died - July 20, 1885 in Keene, N.H. ( execution by Gunshot )


 Albert  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Barnum and London Circus in United States
 Albert  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Barnum and London Circus in United States
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Albert, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Barnum and London Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6181. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1885 deaths | Washington National Museum of Natural History Taxidermy | Elephants from Barnum and London Circus | United States | Mankillers | Asian elephants


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