Garniers elephant II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Garnier in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Garniers elephant II  dead elephant
Execution of the elephant with a canon in Genf in 1820.
Execution of the elephant with a canon in Genf in 1820.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 10 years old
Born:* 1810 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Imported:1813? by Unknown
Dead: 1820-05-31
Death reason: shot: shot with canon
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Garnier, in Germany

Date of arrival

from United Kingdom (England) unspecified location

United Kingdom (England) unspecified location
from Asia unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2020-10-03

Latest document update2021-09-15 14:21:12
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† Garniers elephant II is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1820-05-31 at Garnier, in Germany, . Official death reason described as shot with canon.


Garniers elephant II was born wild 1810 at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1813? by Unknown

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Bought 1814 in London. Executed 1820 at Bastion d´Hollande in Genf, appearently during Musth symptoms.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Garniers elephant II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Garnier in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • The London magazine, Volym 4, by John Scott and John Taylor

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