† Toby is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1886 at Marseille Zoo, in France, .
Toby was born wild 1840? at Asia unspecified location.
Opened in 1854, the Zoological Garden of Marseille welcomes around 1856 his first elephant: Toby, aged about fifteen of years. But, the leaders of the first provincial zoo have, it seems, put the cart before the horse, or “the elephant before the enclosure” so to speak, since “one does not knew where to lodge him; so, temporarily, they tied him by the foot at a sealed ring in the middle of the rotunda, until an elephant pavilion was built.
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