|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES
On Saturday 12th October 1867 Edmonds'
Menagerie visited the town.
On Monday morning Madame Abdella, a fine 20 year old Burmese Elephant refused to
get up and move.
Pulleys and tackle were used to put the animal onto a caravan, which returned to
Cordials were administered but on Tuesday she died.
She was valued at £800 - £900.
`She had been somewhat capricious and sulky of late and only two weeks before
had broken the arm of her keeper.'
Two men from London skinned the defunct elephant on Wednesday afternoon.
As might be expected, considerable excitement was caused in the town.