Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kit Carson Show in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Monte  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂

People killed:1: trainer James Hildebrandt
Birth place:
Dead: 1911-05-01
Death location: Dixon, KS
Death reason: killed: in Dixon, KS
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kit Carson Show, in United States

Date of arrival

1911-00-00Kit Carson Show
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1911-00-00William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)

1907-00-00Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
from Carl Hagenbecks Wild Animal Circus

1906-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Wild Animal Circus
from Hagenbeck Animal Show at St. Louis Worlds Fair

1904-00-00Hagenbeck Animal Show at St. Louis Worlds Fair
from New York Harbour

1904-00-00New York Harbour 1904-00-00
from Port of Hamburg

1904-03-00Port of Hamburg
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2010-04-24

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Monte is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1911-05-01 at Kit Carson Show, in United States, . Official death reason described as in Dixon, KS.


Monte was born .

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Records about Monte from Bob Cline

Male Asian 1906 - Carl Hagenbeck Wild Animal Shows
1906 sold to Ben Wallace who then sold him to Mugivan & Bowers.
1907 to 1911 - Howe's Great London Circus
Becomes Wm.P. Hall property
1911 - Kit Carson & Buffalo Ranch Wild West Show ( Killed his trainer James Hildebrandt )
Died May 1, 1911 in Dixon, KS. ( destroyed per Wm. Hall )

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

1910: A wire from Dixon, Mo., under date of April 28, states that James Hilderbrand, aged forty-five, of Lancaster, Mo., elephant trainer with the Kit Carson Buffalo Ranch Wild West Show, while endeavoring to put "Monte," the show's smallest elephant, into a car on that day, was killed by the animal.
New York clippings 1910
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Monte, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kit Carson Show in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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