Basil an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at John Robinson Circus

☨ Basil
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:John Robinson Circus
ArrivalJohn Robinson Circus 1906-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
William P Hall Animal Farm 1906-00-00
from J. Potter
J. Potter 1906-00-00
from Glen Island menagerie
Glen Island menagerie
from Adam Forepaugh Circus
Adam Forepaugh Circus 1885-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Born:* wild
Document updated2012-04-12: 
1834: - arrives in US.
1894: threated for penumonia, see pdf
1903: Swimming to Long Island

Records about Basil from Bob Cline
Asian Male 1878 - Cooper & Bailey Circus
1885 to 1888 - Adam Forepaugh
Glen Island Menagerie
1906 - Dr. M. J. Patten
1906 - Wm. P. Hall
1906 - underwent surgery in Cincinnati - John Robinson perhaps??
1906 to 1911 - John Robinson Circus

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Basil, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at John Robinson Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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