Lulu at Buffalo Zoo

Female Asian elephant Lulu at Buffalo Zoo

Lulu died shortly after completion of this watercolor painting
† Lulu
ID Number:   SSP Number: 23 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 40 years
Dead date: 1992-11-15
Death reason: euthanised: tooth infection
Location:Buffalo Zoo
ArrivedBuffalo Zoo 1953-07-06
Born:1952 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-01-26: book
2009-12-21: picture
2010-10-11: Death, Text RE
Contradictory records:
SSP state birth year 1952, but "A Lulu and Her Companion" states she was 3 years old upon arrival in Buffalo in 1953.

In November 1995, Lulu was euthanized via lethal injection after the zoo veterinarian warned she would not survive the operation to remove an absessed tooth. An operation had been performed earlier in April to clean the infection, but it returned several weeks prior to her death.

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