African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Bismarck  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Born:* 1865? wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Imported:1866 by Lorenzo Casanova
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1888-00-00Adam Forepaugh Circus
from John Robinson Circus

1878-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Unknown

from Firma Reiche

1866-00-00Firma Reiche
from C. Hagenbecks Handlungs-Menagerie

1866-00-00C. Hagenbecks Handlungs-Menagerie
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Lorenzo Casanova

Lorenzo Casanova
from Africa unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-11-14: 
2021-09-15: Importer Lorenzo Casanova

Latest document update2021-09-15 17:21:08
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† Bismarck is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Adam Forepaugh Circus, in United States, .


Bismarck was born wild 1865? at Africa unspecified location. and imported 1866 by Lorenzo Casanova

Comments / pictures

Probably the same african elephant imported by Reiche to New York from Hagenbecks in Hamburg 1866.

Stated nine years old when at Forepaugh’s Menagerie in 1874:

The menagerie is pretty well stocked, the nine-year old elephant Bismarck and several lions forming the features.
New York Clipper, January 3, 1874

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Bismarck, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Adam Forepaugh Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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