† Berkeleys elephant is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at United kingdom private owner, in United Kingdom, .
Berkeleys elephant was born wild at Java unspecified location. and imported 1675-07-03 by English East India Company, by ship East Indiaman from Bantam in Java
In 1675 Lord Berkeley imported an elephant to London.
The illustrationz above are taken from two pamphlets describing the elephant.
Soon after arrival, the elephant went on auction, and was sold for £ 2000 (or £ 1 600 according to Robert Hooke) to a private person who toured England with the elephant, first exhibited at Rising Star near Clerkenwell Green in St Johns Court, the White Horse Inn at Fleet street, Salisbury Court.
February 8 1676, Lord Berkeley received permission to send back "two blacks" (elephant care takers?) to Bantam in Java with the next ships.
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