Nelly at Circus Kludsky (Cirkusu Kludských)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Nelly at Circus Kludsky (Cirkusu Kludských)

This is probably Nelly
† Nelly
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1905
Death reason: disease: poisoned by Arsenic
Location:Circus Kludsky (Cirkusu Kludských)
ArrivedCircus Kludsky (Cirkusu Kludských) 1902-00-00
Born: wild
Document updated2010-04-12: Text (operation)
2010-05-20: litterature
Nelly was the first elephant by circus Kludsky, bought for 8500 Marks.

Nelly was with the circus at least since 1902. In 1902 she had problems from a fistula at the hip, which affected her right backleg, but after operation by professor Drexler in Prag university, she regained her health. (Described in Brehms Tierleben, Band 12, page 573)

She died 1905 when somebody poisoned her by arsenic in Bozen (engl. Bolzano) in South Tyrol.

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