unknown (Tregaron Elephant) at Battys Traveling Menagerie (Battys Hippodrome, Astleys Amphitheatre)

† unknown (Tregaron Elephant)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1848-07-10
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Battys Traveling Menagerie (Battys Hippodrome, Astleys Amphitheatre)
ArrivedBattys Traveling Menagerie (Battys Hippodrome, Astleys Amphitheatre)
Born: wild
Document updated2011-03-13: New elephant RE
In July 1848 while Batty's Menagerie visited Tregaron, one of the elephants drank from a river and subsequently died, presumably from lead poisoning. It was rumored to have been buried in a field behind the Talbot Hotel. In early April, a small excavation was planned by the University of Wales Trinity St David's archaeology department to determine if the legends were true.

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