North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis) at
King Pyrrhus of Epirus in Greece

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Victor  dead elephant

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Species:North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Death location: King Pyrrhus of Epirus
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:King Pyrrhus of Epirus, in Greece

Date of arrival

King Pyrrhus of Epirus
from Ptolemy II Philadelphus

Ptolemy II Philadelphus
from Africa unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-07-11

Latest document update2021-07-11 15:56:32
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† Victor is a dead Male ♂ North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis), , who died at King Pyrrhus of Epirus, in Greece, .


Victor was born unknown at Africa unspecified location.

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The most notable elephant in Greek history, called Victor, had long served in Pyrrhus's army, but on seeing its Mahout dead before the city walls, it rushed to retrieve him: hoisting him defiantly on his tusks, it took wild and indiscriminate revenge for the man it loved, trampling more of its supporters than its enemies.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Victor, North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis) located at King Pyrrhus of Epirus in Greece. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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