unknown
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tower of London Menagerie in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ unknown  dead elephant
Painting by Matthew Paris.
Painting by Matthew Paris.

Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age: maybe about 13 years old (estimated age)
Origin
Born:* 1245? wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1258
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tower of London Menagerie, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1255-00-00Tower of London Menagerie
from Henry III of England

1255-00-00Henry III of England
from King Louis IX of France

Record history
History of updates2009-12-22: painting
2010-10-28: cruisades

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† unknown is a dead African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1258 at Tower of London Menagerie, in United Kingdom, .

Origin


unknown was born wild 1245?.


Comments / pictures

A gift from Louis IX, the king of France, to king of England, Henry III.

Louis IX returned from the Crusades with an elephant [Kisling, 2001a]

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). unknown, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tower of London Menagerie in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2289. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Matthew Paris
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