Lelia at Circus Chipperfield

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Lelia at Circus Chipperfield

South West India Docks, 1968: Four elephants returning from a Chipperfields Circus tour of South Africa. Left to Right: Sally, Lelia, Mary and Camella in the sling.
† Lelia
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: accident: result of a fire they had on the circus in 1979
Location:Circus Chipperfield
ArrivedCircus Chipperfield 1947-00-00
Born: wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2010-04-23: birth country
2010-06-10: text, picture.
2012-09-17: death reason
1965-1968: On tour with Chipperfields Circus in South Africa.

1980-?: Sally and Lilia died from the result of a fire they had on the circus in 1979. They didn’t die the year it happened, but I think the year afterwards.Jim Clubb, UK

Sources, among others

  • Jim Clubb, UK
  • Jim Stockley, South Africa

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