Field Museum in United States


Field Museum
Two fighting African elephants, one of Carl Akelys most notable works and one of the Field Museum’s symbols. The elephants were shot in Africa in 1905 by Akeley and his wife Delia.
Two fighting African elephants, one of Carl Akelys most notable works and one of the Field Museum’s symbols. The elephants were shot in Africa in 1905 by Akeley and his wife Delia.


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Address 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Zip-code 60605
Place Chicago
StateIllinois
Country United States

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Carl Akeley with a leopard he strangled with his hands in Africa.

Carl Akeley with a leopard he strangled with his hands in Africa.

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Field Museum, located at 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, in Chicago, Illinois, United States .

Taxidermy specimens


Field Museum has in its collection 3 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)


    Delia Akeley elephant Accession nr: . Received: 1905-00-00 Delia Akeley elephant
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born at Africa unspecified location † Dead 1905-00-00 at Africa unspecified location
    Death: hunted Death reason: shot by Delia Akeley
    Body, bone or dental material: complete body,
    Mounted 1905-00-00 by Carl Akeley

    Carl Akeley elephant Accession nr: . Received: 1905-00-00 Carl Akeley elephant
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born at Africa unspecified location † Dead 1905-00-00 at Africa unspecified location
    Death: hunted Death reason: shot by Carl Akeley
    Body, bone or dental material: complete body,
    Mounted 1905-00-00 by Carl Akeley

    Zombie Accession nr: FMNH 53749. Received: 1943-07-04 Zombie
    Species: African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
    * Born 1934 at Unknown † Dead 1943-07-04 at Brookfield Zoo
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: skin,skull,skeleton,

Comments / picturesCarl Akeley joined The Field Museum in 1896 at the prompting of another one of his mentors, Daniel Giraud Elliot.

References for records about Field Museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Field Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3267. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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