Monte at Kit Carson Show

† Monte
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1911-05-01, Dixon, KS
Death reason: killed: in Dixon, KS
People killed:1: trainer James Hildebrandt
Location:Kit Carson Show
ArrivedKit Carson Show 1911-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1911-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers)
Howes Great London Circus (Mugivan and Bowers) 1907-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Wild Animal Circus
Carl Hagenbecks Wild Animal Circus 1906-00-00
from Hagenbeck Animal Show at St. Louis Worlds Fair
Hagenbeck Animal Show at St. Louis Worlds Fair
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:
Document updated2012-04-22: new record
2018-05-16: death victim, death location
Records about Monte from Bob Cline
MONTE
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 )



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

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