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.



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age: maybe about 13 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1245? wild
Birth place:
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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† unknown is a dead African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1258 at Tower of London Menagerie, in United Kingdom, .


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


Koehl, Dan, (2023). unknown, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tower of London Menagerie in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 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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