Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
The Zoological Institute in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Mogul  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Imported:1831 by Unknown
Dead: 1836-10-25
Death reason: accident: died in the fire when the ship Royal Tar sank outside Maine
Locations - owners
Present / last location:The Zoological Institute, in United States

Date of arrival

1836-00-00The Zoological Institute
from New England Caravan

1835-00-00New England Caravan
from Macomber & Welch Zoological Institute

1834-00-00Macomber & Welch Zoological Institute
from Purdy, Welch & Co

1833-00-00Purdy, Welch & Co
from Macomber and Co.

1831-00-00Macomber and Co.
from Boston Harbour

1831-05-14Boston Harbour 1831-05-14
from Asia unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-10

Latest document update2023-08-01 18:56:06
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† Mogul is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1836-10-25 at The Zoological Institute, in United States, . Official death reason described as died in the fire when the ship Royal Tar sank outside Maine.


Mogul was born wild at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1831 by Unknown

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Sometimes confusingly named Columbus, but they were two different elephants.

Mogul was imported to USA with the ship Neponset which arrived 1831 to Boston from Calcutta with one elephant and a rhino.

Records about Mogul from Bob Cline

MOGUL 1831 - arrived in US May 14th ( 9 years old )
Male Asian 1831 - exhibited at Lion Tavern in Boston
1831 - Macomber & Co's New Collection of Animals
1832 - No records
1833 - Purdy, Welch, and Macomber
1834 - Macomber, Welch & Co's. New Zoological Institute
1835 - Macomber, Welch & Co.
1836 - Macomber, Welch, & Co.
1836 - Left St. John, N.B. on Oct. 21st
Died - in the ship's fire - ship sank in Penobscot Bay on Oct. 25th
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

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2020-10-25 On this date in maine history: oct. 25, 1836 - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mogul, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at The Zoological Institute in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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