† Jack is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1847-06-05 at London Zoo, in United Kingdom, .
Jack was born wild 1820-07-00.
In 1847 the large male elephant, Jack; died in the
Zoological Gardens. I was sentJiaf to skin and prepare the
skeleton of this huge animal. Professor Owen, Professor
Rymer Jones and other anatomists were present on the
occasion, taking notes and assisting in the dissection. By
the accidental breaking of the tackle used in lifting the
body of this ponderous brute I was nearly crushed to death,
and Professor Owen, while endeavouring to remove the
brain, so lacerated his hands against the ragged edge of
the skull-bones that an alarming and dangerous illness
was the result ; in fact, it was thought for some time that
his life was in danger.
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