Lechmee (Letchmai, Lechemee) at Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)

Lechmee (Letchmai, Lechemee)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)
ArrivedCircus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)
from Richard Chipperfield
Richard Chipperfield
from Circus Chipperfield
Circus Chipperfield 1973-00-00
from Tyseley Pet Stores
Born:1966 wild
Document updated2010-05-08: operation
2010-06-09: previous location.
Season 1996 in Ringling brothers Blue unit with trainer Graham Thomas Chipperfield

Three-ton Lechmee recently become blind, and couldnt work in the ring. Dr. Christine Lendl travelled from Germany to supervise the operation which was carried out by two of Europes leading opthalmologists assisted by veterinarians.

Sources, among others

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Survey 2008 - Elephants in European circuses published by European Elephant Group: Tobias Dornbusch, JŁrgen Schilfarth

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