Titania (Betsy?)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Cooper and Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Titania (Betsy?)  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Birth place:
Dead: 1878-05-05
Death reason: disease: toxication?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cooper and Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

Cooper and Bailey Circus
Record history
History of updates2012-08-27: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Titania (Betsy?) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1878-05-05 at Cooper and Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as toxication?.


Titania (Betsy?) was born .

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1878-05-05: The celebrated performing elephant Titania, belonging to Messrs Cooper and Bailey's show, departed this life on board the ship Golden Sea on Saturday night, it is believed from the effects of eating a box of wax vestas, and a quantity or pills, which it obtained from the coat of one of the keepers, that had been hanging near the animal. The loss will be a severe one to the owners. The carcase was taken away by the ship yesterday, and will be thrown overboard when the vessel gets clear away from land.
Auckland Star 6 May 1878

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Titania (Betsy?), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cooper and Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 March 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=12772. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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