Robbins Queen
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Robbins Queen  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Body weight: 3818.18 kg, 8400.00 lbs

People killed:min. 4, maybe as many as 10?: Robert Shields
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1910-11-25
Death reason: euthanised: lethal poisoning with cyanide of potassium
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel), in United States

Date of arrival

1910-00-00Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel)
from Unknown

from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

1907-00-00Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
from Great Wallace Brothers

1895-00-00Great Wallace Brothers
from Cook and Whitby Shows (Ben Wallace)

1893-00-00Cook and Whitby Shows (Ben Wallace)
from Frank A. Robbins Circus

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History of updates0000-00-00

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† Robbins Queen is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1910-11-25 at Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel), in United States, . Official death reason described as lethal poisoning with cyanide of potassium.


Robbins Queen was born wild .

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Records about Robbins Queen from Bob Cline

QUEEN ( Robbins )
Female Asian 1892 - Frank A. Robbins Circus
1893 to 1894 - Cook & Whitby Circus
1895 to 1906 - Great Wallace Circus
1907 to 1909 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1909 - retired to an Animal Park in New Jersey
1910- Bartels Menagerie
Killed Robert Shields Oct.20, 1910
Died - Nov.25, 1910 in Jersey City, NJ by lethal poisoning
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

Records about Robbins Queen from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
What about the"Queen" that was executed at the Frank Robbins WQ/William Bartel Wild Animal farm at Jersey City,NJ in November 1910?
She had formely been with the Cole Bros. Show
Reportly (according to which newspaper account you read)
She had killed 4 or as many as 10 men in her career.
She weighed 8400 pounds.
They killed her with a dose of 12 grains of cyanide of potassium contained in apples.It took 45 minutes for her to die.

William "Buckles" Woodcock
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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Robbins Queen, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bartell Wild Animal Farm (William Bartel) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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