Nick at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour

† Nick
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1898-11-12
Death reason: euthanised: strangulated in Stoke on Trent, England, because he was agressive
Location:Barnum and Baileys circus European tour
ArrivedBarnum and Baileys circus European tour 1897-00-00
from Barnum and Bailey Circus
Barnum and Bailey Circus 1888-00-00
from Barnum and London Circus
Barnum and London Circus 1881-00-00
from P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome
Born: wild
Document updated2012-08-28: 

Killed on tour in Europe, under supervision of George Conklin.

Executed by strangulation at Stoke on Trent, England Nov.12, 1898.
The veterinary, Mr Stanton, also put a bullet into his head.

Records about Nick from Bob Cline
NICK 1879 to 1880 - P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth
Male Asian 1881 to 1887 - Barnum & London Circus
1888 to 1898 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
Executed in Stokes-on-Trent, ENG. Nov. 12, 1898

Sources, among others

  • Fred Neill, Southampton, UK.
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.

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