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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nick  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1898-11-12
Death reason: euthanised: strangulated in Stoke on Trent, England, because he was agressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, in United States

Date of arrival

1897-00-00Barnum and Baileys circus European tour
from Barnum & Bailey Circus

1888-00-00Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Barnum and London Circus

1881-00-00Barnum and London Circus
from P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome

Record history
History of updates2012-08-28: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Nick is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1898-11-12 at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, in United States, . Official death reason described as strangulated in Stoke on Trent, England, because he was agressive.


Nick was born wild .

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Killed on tour in Europe, under supervision of George Conklin.

Executed by strangulation at Stoke on Trent, England Nov.12, 1898.
The veterinary, Mr Stanton, also put a bullet into his head.

Records about Nick from Bob Cline

NICK 1879 to 1880 - P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth
Male Asian 1881 to 1887 - Barnum & London Circus
1888 to 1898 - Barnum & Bailey Circus
Executed in Stokes-on-Trent, ENG. Nov. 12, 1898

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


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nick, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3126. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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