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Accession Code NMNH
Typemuseum
Opened for public1910
Address 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Zip-code 20560
Place Washington, DC
Country United States
Website https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
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Washington National Museum of Natural History, located at 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, DC, United States , opened for public in 1910.

Taxidermy specimens


Washington National Museum of Natural History has in its collection 10 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)


    Albert Accession nr: NMNH USM A 21977. Received: 1885-07-20 Albert
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born at Asia unspecified location † Dead 1885-07-20 at Barnum and London Circus
    Death: shot Death reason: execution by Gunshot
    Body, bone or dental material: Partial Skeleton, skull, mounted hide,

    Gold Dust Accession nr: NMNH USNM 85485 / A0049639. Received: 1898-11-04 Gold Dust
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1880 at Unknown † Dead 1898-11-04 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: Skin, skull, skeleton, section of trunk in fluid,

    Dunk (Duncan) Accession nr: NMNH USNM 218724. Received: 1917-03-30 Dunk (Duncan)
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1866 at Unknown † Dead 1917-03-30 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Death: shot Death reason: shot with a rifle after breaking his shoulder after falling
    Body, bone or dental material: Skin, skull, partial Skeleton,

    Hitam Accession nr: NMNH USNM 240939. Received: 1925-06-26 Hitam
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1916 at Sumatra unspecified location † Dead 1925-06-26 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Death: shot Death reason: sarcoma of the stomach
    Body, bone or dental material: skull, skeleton,

    Jumbo II (Safari) Accession nr: NMNH USNM 261011 . Received: 1936-11-26 Jumbo II (Safari)
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1924 at Unknown † Dead 1936-11-26 at Cole Brothers Circus
    Death: disease Death reason: Tuberculosis
    Body, bone or dental material: Skull, Skeleton, Tusks. eyeballs & misc. parts stored in a jar of alcohol,

    Josephine Accession nr: NMNH USNM 270993. Received: 1943-03-12 Josephine
    Species: African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
    * Born at Unknown † Dead 1943-03-12 at Philadelphia Zoo
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: skull, skeleton, nerve stored in a jar of alcohol,

    Kechil Accession nr: NMNH USNM 282837. Received: 1947-10-27 Kechil
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1915 at Sumatra unspecified location † Dead 1947-10-29 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: skull, skeleton,

    Fénykövi elephant Accession nr: . Received: 1955-00-00 Fénykövi elephant
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born at Africa unspecified location † Dead 1955-11-13 at Cuando River region
    Death: hunted Death reason: shot by Hungarian hunter Josef J. Fénykövi

    Ashok Accession nr: NMNH USNM 313713. Received: 1959-10-00 Ashok
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born 1947 at Unknown † Dead 1959-10-01 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Death: euthanised Death reason:
    Body, bone or dental material: Skull,

    Monica Accession nr: NMNH USNM 590941. Lab Code: W2011-0055. Received: 2011-04-26 Monica
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1973 at Unknown † Dead 2011-04-26 at Virginia Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason:
    Body, bone or dental material: skull, skeleton, glandular tissue from head, cross section of the trunk,

Comments / picturesThe National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. It has free admission and is open 364 days a year. In 2016, with 7.1 million visitors, it was the eleventh most visited museum in the world and the most visited natural history museum in the world.

Opened in 1910, the museum on the National Mall was one of the first Smithsonian buildings constructed exclusively to hold the national collections and research facilities. The main building has an overall area of 1.5 million square Feet (140,000 m2) with 325,000 square Feet (30,200 m2) of exhibition and public space and houses over 1,000 employees.

The museum's collections contain over 145 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, the largest natural history collection in the world. It is also home to about 185 professional natural history scientists—the largest Group of scientists dedicated to the study of natural and cultural history in the world.

The Smithsonian gives an approximate number for artifacts and specimens of 146 million. More specifically, the collections include 30 million insects, 4.5 million plants preserved in the Museum's herbarium, and 7 million fish stored in liquid-filled jars. The National Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles has more than tripled from 190,000 specimen records 1970 to over 580,000 specimen records in 2020

References for records about Washington National Museum of Natural History

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Washington National Museum of Natural History, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3231. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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