Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ Keddah  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1898-10-14
Death reason: accident: Died in a train fire in late 1898
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1897-00-00Ringling Bros. Circus
from J. B. Gaylord

Record history
History of updates2023-08-16

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Keddah is a dead Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1898-10-14 at Ringling Bros. Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as Died in a train fire in late 1898.


Keddah was born wild .

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Keddah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 46, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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