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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Betty  dead elephant
Alternative name: Little Bet



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Born:* 1807 wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Imported:1817-12-18 by Unknown
Freight:by ship from Calcutta
Dead: 1826-05-24
Death reason: shot:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1817-00-00Bailey Circus
from Boston Harbour

1817-12-18Boston Harbour
from Port of Calcutta

1817-00-00Port of Calcutta
from India unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-11-24: 

Latest document update2021-09-15 14:30:28
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† Betty is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1826-05-24 at Bailey Circus, in United States, .


Betty was born wild 1807 at India unspecified location. and imported 1817-12-18 by Unknown, by ship from Calcutta

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1817: Imported from Calcutta to Boston harbour 1817-12-18, about eleven years old.
1826: In the village of Chepachet, Glocester, Betty got loose and was shot dead by a local man, even though she could have been captured.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Betty, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2809. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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