Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Queen  dead elephant


SSP nr5


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus maximus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Born:* 1859 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Capture: 1870
Imported:1871 by Elbert Howes
Freight:by ship from Colombo
Dead: 1886
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1882-02-02
(dead † 1886-04-11)
Bridgeport SSP id: 6
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1886-00-00Adam Forepaugh Circus
from Barnum and London Circus

1881-00-00Barnum and London Circus
from Cooper and Bailey Circus

1878-00-00Cooper and Bailey Circus
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie

1871-07-23Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie
from Hudson River Railroad horse stables

1871-07-23Hudson River Railroad horse stables
from New York Harbour

1871-07-22New York Harbour 1871-07-22
from Port of Colombo

1871-00-00Port of Colombo
from Elbert Howes

1870-00-00Elbert Howes
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-03

Latest document update2021-09-17 22:57:35
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† Queen is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1886 at Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States, .


  1. (F) 1882-02-02 -- † 1886-04-11 Bridgeport SSP id: 6


Queen was born wild 1859 at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1870 . and imported 1871 by Elbert Howes, by ship from Colombo

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Queen, the mother, is a native of Ceylon, and was imported in 1871 by Mr Barnum.New York Times, February 4, 1882.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Queen, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1375. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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