Hyder Ali
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Hyder Ali  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* captive-born
Birth place: in India unspecified location

Parents: x ♀ Great Indian Elephant
Imported:1830-06-00 by Unknown
Freight:by the ship Mary
Death reason: unknown:
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Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

from Grand Zoological and Ornithological Exhibition

1836-00-00Grand Zoological and Ornithological Exhibition
from The Zoological Institute

1835-00-00The Zoological Institute
from Hopkins and Co

1834-00-00Hopkins and Co
from Raymond & Ogden Menagerie

1833-00-00Raymond & Ogden Menagerie
from The Elephant Caravan

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

1830-00-00Port of Philadelphia
from Port of Calcutta

Port of Calcutta
from India unspecified location

Record history
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Latest document update2021-09-15 14:53:42
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This record may be a duplicate record with Tippoo Sahib at Van Amburg Circus

† Hyder Ali is a dead Lost to follow-up Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Unknown, in Unknown, .


Hyder Ali was born captive-born at India unspecified location. and imported 1830-06-00 by Unknown, by the ship Mary


Parents of Hyder Ali are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Great Indian Elephant (mother).


Hyder Alis ancestral Pedigree:

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Great Indian Elephant


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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).


Raymond & Ogden’s 1832 collection was almost unchanged from the season before. The rhinoceros was still the feature attraction. They gained a tiger, a puma, an adjutant stork and something they called “loup cervier.” These same animals served in 1833, with the addition of a two-year old elephant named Hyder Ali.

Imported in December, 1832, Hyder Ali had spent 1833 and 1834 on the Raymond and Ogden menagerie. Of Hyder Ali, the calf, there is no record after 1837, which may mean he was renamed Tippoo Saib. cite>http://www.circushistory.org/Thayer/Thayer2d.htm

In 1835, all US menagerie became part of The Zoological Institute.

Records about Hyder Ali from Bob Cline

Raymond & Ogden Menagerie (James Raymond & Darius Ogden - owners)
Hyder Ali Male Asian 1833 to 1834
1836 - Grand Zoological and Orthinological Exhibition
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hyder Ali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5387. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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