Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
U.S.A. unspecified location in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Fanny  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Anuradhapura forest
Capture: 1851 Anuradhapura forest
Imported:1851-05-04 by P. T. Barnum
Freight:by sailship "Regatta"
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:U.S.A. unspecified location, in United States

Date of arrival

U.S.A. unspecified location
from Mabie Brothers United States Olympic Circus

1855-00-00Mabie Brothers United States Olympic Circus
from Seth B. Howes

1854-00-00Seth B. Howes
from P. T. Barnum’s Grand Colossal Museum and Menagerie

1851-00-00P. T. Barnum’s Grand Colossal Museum and Menagerie
from P. T. Barnum

1851-00-00P. T. Barnum
from Port of Colombo

1851-00-00Port of Colombo 1851-00-00
from Anuradhapura forest

Record history
History of updates2012-09-30: 
2021-09-15: Importer P.T. Barnum

Latest document update2021-09-15 16:15:15
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† Fanny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at U.S.A. unspecified location, in United States, .


Fanny was born wild at Anuradhapura forest, captured 1851 , captured at Anuradhapura forest. and imported 1851-05-04 by P. T. Barnum, by sailship "Regatta"

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Fanny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at U.S.A. unspecified location in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • The elephant in America 1840-1860, by Stuart Thayer,'>Bandwagon
  • Page 14, 30, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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