Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Great Wallace Brothers in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Prince  dead elephant
Prince and Joe Anderson, 1898.
Prince and Joe Anderson, 1898.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1898-07-03
Death reason: euthanised: by execution, strangled
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Great Wallace Brothers, in United States

Date of arrival

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

1892-00-00Cook and Whitby Shows (Ben Wallace)
from Wallace and Co Circus

1889-00-00Wallace and Co Circus
from Firma Reiche

1889-00-00Firma Reiche
from Glen Island menagerie

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History of updates2021-09-14

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Prince is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1898-07-03 at Great Wallace Brothers, in United States, . Official death reason described as by execution, strangled.


Prince was born wild .

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Records about Prince from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
"Prince came to Peru in 1888 from a New York dealer. He killed Elephant Boss Joe Anderson at Racine, Wis. a bicycle rider rode between him and Joe & elephant struck at rider but hit Joe & followed him up & killed him.
Bull strangled that evening by ropes pulled by canvasmen."

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Prince from Bob Cline

Male Asian Glen Island Zoo
1889 - Hermann Reiche, Animal Dealer in New York
1889 to 1891 - Wallace & Co.
1892 to 1894 - Cook & Whitby
1895 to 1898 - Great Wallace Circus
( Killed Joe Anderson at Racine, WI. On June 3, 1898 )
Died - July 3, 1898 by execution

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Prince, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Great Wallace Brothers in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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