Kandula - the most famous elephant in Sri Lanka was given to an infant prince some 2000 years ago. The king and his elephant grew up together.
Mary - For reasons unknown, Mary, touring with Charles H. Sparks's World Famous Show, killed her inexperienced keeper Walter "Red" Eldridge on September 12, 1916, and was executed for that "crime" on September 13, 1916 in Erwin, Tennessee by being hanged by a railroad derrick car at the Clinchfield Railroad yard. The first attempt failed, as the chain suspending her snapped, and she dropped to the ground, breaking a hip. She was resuspended, and died.
Joseph Merrick, who was called "the Elephant Man" for his affliction, which actually had nothing to do with elephants
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