† The elephant of Napoleon is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1782-09-25 at Versailles menagerie, in France, . Official death reason described as drawned after falling into the waters of a canal in the park.
The elephant of Napoleon was born wild 1770 at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1772 by Jean-Baptiste Chevalier, by the ship "Ganges" of the French East India Company
Shanti, Napoleon's elephant, is probably the third oldest taxidermized specimen of Elephas maximus .There are older finds only in the museum Bourges (1803) and Madrid (1778).
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