† Prince is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1882 at Dublin Zoo, in Ireland, .
Prince was born wild at Asia unspecified location.
Prince Tom gave rides on a Howdah
and ‘purchased’ buns from the shop with coins provided by visitors.
Colourful reports in the newspapers suggested that Prince Tom was a docile animal who was relaxed and safe with visitors. This was not true because, on more than one occasion, he had ‘broken loose and endangered himself and others’.
When the Duke of Edinburgh asked that Prince Tom be brought around to the Viceregal Lodge where he was staying on a brief visit, the council had to admit that the elephant was too dangerous for such a walk.
Prince Tom lived in Dublin Zoo until 1882 but his last years were spent in the restricted area of his house and a small yard. When he died, he was drawn on a float to Trinity College Department of Anatomy
where he was dissected with the aid of shears, ropes and pulleys. His Skeleton
is now in Trinity College Zoological Museum.
(The name Prince is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)