Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Marseille Zoo in France

dead elephant ☨ ♂ William  dead elephant
William displayed as museum specimen.
William as museum specimen. Photo: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille
William. Photo: Muséum d
William. Photo: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille
Taxidermy locationMarseille Natural History Museum, Marseille, France


Museum accession number MHNM 6446


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1906
Death location: Marseille Zoo
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Marseille Zoo, in France

Date of arrival

1905-00-00Marseille Zoo
from MacCaddon Circus

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History of updates2022-04-06

Latest document update2022-04-06 11:05:35
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† William is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1906 at Marseille Zoo, in France, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Marseille Natural History Museum, in Marseille, France, since 1906-00-00.


William was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

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William (?-1906) came to Marseille from the American circus MacCaddon. He was present at the Marseille Zoo for only 7 months before he died 1906 and moved to the Museum's collections in 1906.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). William, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Marseille Zoo in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10454. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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