Great Indian Elephant
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
The Elephant Caravan in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Great Indian Elephant  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Imported:1830-06-00 by Unknown
Freight:by the ship Mary
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born Hyder Ali
Locations - owners
Present / last location:The Elephant Caravan, in United States

Date of arrival

The Elephant Caravan
from Hopkins and Co

1834-00-00Hopkins and Co
from The Elephant Caravan

1830-06-00The Elephant Caravan
from Port of Philadelphia

Port of Philadelphia
from Port of Calcutta

Port of Calcutta
from India unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-10

Latest document update2021-09-17 12:44:45
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† Great Indian Elephant is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at The Elephant Caravan, in United States, .


  1. (M) Hyder Ali


Great Indian Elephant was born wild at India unspecified location. and imported 1830-06-00 by Unknown, by the ship Mary

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1830: Came to USA with the ship Mary to the harbour in Philadelphia.

The ship Mary from Calcutta, landed in Philadelphia in June, 1830, carrying a twenty-three year old female elephant and an eightmonth old calf. They were exhibited as a pair in 1830 and then, joined by some other animals, Species unknown, formed the Elephant Caravan in 1831. Several menageries in that period had Adult and calf elephants which were invariably advertised as “the largest and smallest ever exhibited.” The 1832 notices also shed no light on what the accompanying animals might be. That winter the calf was transferred to Raymond & Ogden (26) and was given the name Hyder Ali. The female, identified only as Great Indian Elephant during 1833, had at least a young African lion and its keeper for company.
This female elephant went to Hopkins & Co. for the 1834 season (12).

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Great Indian Elephant, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at The Elephant Caravan in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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