Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kelvin  dead elephant
Kelvin displayed as museum specimen.
Kelvin as museum specimen. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 2002 This image is inline deepink from an external server, inline linking does not directly infringe copyright but can be removed on request.
Taxidermy locationKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, , United Kingdom



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1899
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome
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History of updates2009-01-30: name, source
2009-01-30: location

Latest document update2021-07-13 12:34:28
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† Kelvin is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1899 at Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome, in United Kingdom, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, in , United Kingdom, since 1899-00-00.


Kelvin was born wild .

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This young male Indian Elephant died of natural causes in the Scottish Zoo, Glasgow 1899 and was bought by the museum from EH Bostock for £7. Almost a century later, in August 1997, he was garlanded with ribbons and silks and took part in a procession through Glasgow to mark the 50th anniversary of India's independence.

It is not known what his original name was. Following a competition run by the Evening Times newspaper in 1997, he was named 'Kelvin'.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kelvin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Scottish Zoo and Glasgow Hippodrome in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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