Relocated elephants from English East India Company in United Kingdom

English East India Company had previously 5 elephants relocated to new location.

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival
Present locationImport
1 † ♂ EM - Chunee
dead: Born wild Dead: 1826-03-01, ? yrs Reason: killed: Chunee was hit by 152 musket balls, but refused to die. Chunee was finished off by a keeper with a harpoon or sword
Exeter Exchange menagerie 1811-07-00
2 † ♀ EM - unknown
dead: Born Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown:
Sultan Muizz ud-Din of Sulu 1750
3 † ♂ EM - unknown name
dead: Born wild Dead: 1720, ? yrs Reason: disease: fever? wrong food, ignorance of the keepers 1720-00-00
Private owner in West Smithfield 1720
4 † ♂ EM - Wilkins elephant
dead: Born wild Dead: 1681-07-17, ? yrs Reason: accident: Cage took fire, and elephant was burnt alive.
Mr Wilkins 16XX?
5 † ♂ EM - Berkeleys elephant
dead: Born wild Dead: , ? yrs Reason: unknown: 1675-00-00
United kingdom private owner 1675-07-03

Source for the list of elephants relocated, previously living at English East India Company

Reference list

Facts about previously kept elephants, relocated from English East India Company in United Kingdom, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2023), available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

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2012-03-31 Wilkins elephant:• Plumb, Christoper; Strange and Wonderful’: Encountering the Elephant in Britain. Online at
•  A. Moulin (or Mullen), An Anatomical Account of the Elephant Accidentally Burnt in Dublin (London: Sam Smith, 1682), p.35.
2012-03-31 unknown name:•
2012-03-31 Berkeleys elephant:• Menagerie: The History of Exotic Animals in England By Caroline Grigson (ISBN B018ZK17T4)
2010-08-30 Chunee:• Wikipedia
•  Page 169,170, The Wild Elephants and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon, by J. Emerson Tennent

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