Chatham Elephant
Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) at
Upnor dig in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Chatham Elephant  dead elephant
Illustration by Amedee Forestier from The Outline of History by H.G. Wells, Volume I, published in 1920
Illustration by Amedee Forestier from The Outline of History by H.G. Wells, Volume I, published in 1920

Alternative name: Upnor Elephant
Taxidermy locationLondon Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom



Species:Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Characteristics: skeleton
Body height: 4.00 meter, 13.1 feet
Body weight: 10000.00 kg, 22000.00 lbs
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death location: Upnor dig
Death reason: :
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Present / last location:Upnor dig, in United Kingdom

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Upnor dig
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History of updates2021-07-05

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† Chatham Elephant is a dead fossil Male ♂ Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), , who died at Upnor dig, in United Kingdom, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at London Natural History Museum, in London, United Kingdom, since 1913-00-00.


Chatham Elephant was born wild .

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The Skeleton - "probably the largest yet discovered in Britain", according to a 1915 report - was a male with an estimated height at the shoulder of about four metres, originally weighing round 10 tonnes

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Chatham Elephant, Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) located at London Natural History Museum in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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