Thomas Saunders

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Thomas Saunders
Profession circus elephant keeper
Personal details
Born ? in United States
Dead 1845-03-08 in United States
Country United States

Locations
Title owner -
Location at Jensen Circus in United States

Title elephant keeper -
Location at Raymond & Warings Menagerie, Museum and Circus United in United States

Biography details

Thomas Saunders , circus elephant keeper in United States

Born ? in United States dead 1845-03-08 in United States .

Records about Thomas Saunders from the Circus Historical Society
Thomas Saunders elephant keeper, Great Philadelphia Zoological Garden (Raymond & Waring). Was knocked from his horse and killed by the elephant Pizarro while on the road about 5 miles north of Baton Rouge LA, on the way to Bayou Sara. A wagon was sent back to Baton Rouge and a dozen soldiers from Pentagon Barracks brought to the scene. They quieted the elephant by peppering him with 22 musket balls.



Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant keeper Thomas Saunders in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1721. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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