† unknown name is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1720 at Private owner in West Smithfield, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as fever? wrong food, ignorance of the keepers.
unknown name was born wild at Sumatra unspecified location. and imported 1720 by Sumatra unspecified location, by ship "Marlborough" from Bencoolen, Sumatra
The elephant was dissected on the lawn of Sir Hans Sloane's London residence and was reported by his colleagues William Stukeley and Dr Douglas as having ‘Dy'd, as we may reasonably suppose for want of a suitable and proportionate method of food, and from the ignorance of the keepers, who expos'd it to cold and moisture’. A fever had also been exacerbated by a broken tusk and ‘the great quantities of ale the spectators continually gave it
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