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Manchester Museum



Typemuseum
Founded1867
Address University of,Oxford Rd
Zip-code M13 9PL
Place Manchester
Country United Kingdom
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First floor in the museum in 1903.

First floor in the museum in 1903.
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Manchester Museum, located at University of,Oxford Rd, in Manchester, United Kingdom , was founded in 1867.

Taxidermy specimens


Manchester Museum has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)


    Maharajah Accession nr: . Received: 1941-00-00 Maharajah
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1865 at Unknown † Dead 1882 at George Wombwells Travelling Menagerie
    Death: disease Death reason: pneumonia

Comments / picturesManchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford Road (A34) at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

The collection includes many famous animals, including Maharajah the Elephant and Maude the Tigon, both lived in Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo. The skull of Old Billy, the oldest horse in the world, who died aged 62. The collection also includes specimens from famous experts and researchers, including birds collected on the Galapagos by Charles Darwin in 1835. Maharajah’s skeleton was displayed in a small museum at the zoo for many years before it was sold to the Manchester Museum.

References for records about Manchester Museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Manchester Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3045. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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