Emperor an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Circus

 ☨ ♂ Emperor  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1885-05-17
Death reason: disease: Tetanus
Present / last location:Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1895-00-00Ringling Brothers Circus
from Shelby, Pullman and Hamiltons Circus
Shelby, Pullman and Hamiltons Circus 1881-00-00
from Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo 1879-00-00
from Cooper and Bailey Circus
Cooper and Bailey Circus 1878-00-00
from Howes Great London Circus, Hippodrome, and Sangers English Menagerie

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† Emperor is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ringling Brothers Circus, in United States, of disease in 1885-05-17. Official death reason described as Tetanus. (see detailed list).


Emperor was born wild .

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From the Ceylon-import 1871.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Emperor, an Asian elephant at Ringling Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3859. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • page 23, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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