Mike
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Ringling Bros. Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Mike  dead elephant
This is a better look at "Mike" and "Topsy" in a corral menagerie. You can see the martingale on his Tusks and the network of hobbles and cross hobbles.The leather straps are unique. He was probably Bulling at this time and no doubt a real hand full.<br />
<cite>William "Buckles" Woodcock</cite>
This is a better look at "Mike" and "Topsy" in a corral menagerie. You can see the martingale on his Tusks and the network of hobbles and cross hobbles.The leather straps are unique. He was probably Bulling at this time and no doubt a real hand full. William "Buckles" Woodcock

Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sudan unspecified location
Imported:1875-1877? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Death
Dead: 1907-12-19
Death reason: accident: burned to death
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1907-00-00Ringling Bros. Circus
from Forepaugh-Sells Show

1896-00-00Forepaugh-Sells Show
from Sells Brothers Circus

1878-00-00Sells Brothers Circus
from Central Park Zoo

1878-00-00Central Park Zoo
from New York Harbour

1878-00-00New York Harbour
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
from Port of Trieste

Port of Trieste
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Sudan unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-11-21: picture 

Latest document update2021-11-21 08:50:18
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† Mike is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1907-12-19 at Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as burned to death.

Origin


Mike was born wild at Sudan unspecified location. and imported 1875-1877? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck


Comments / pictures

1878: arrives in US

1907: Upon arrival in Bridgeport a fire in the bull car took the life of the big African male "Mike".William Buckles Woodcock


Contradictory records:

According to EEG and Robert Cline the fire was in the winter quarters

Records about Mike from Bob Cline

MIKE 1878 - arrives in US
Male African 1878 to 1896 - Sells Bros. Circus
1896 to 1907 - Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus
Died - Dec. 19, 1907 in Barnum & Bailey's winter quarters fire ( see White Tops, June 1931, page 6 )

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

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mike, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Ringling Bros. Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3012. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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