Jumbolino (Bubbles) an African savanna elephant at Chester Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Jumbolino (Bubbles)  



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Capture: Rhodesia
Dead date: 1979
Death reason: euthanised: fell into the moat
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

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1964-08-00Chester Zoo

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† Jumbolino (Bubbles) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of euthanised in 1979. Official death reason described as fell into the moat. (see detailed list).


Jumbolino (Bubbles) was born wild 1962, captured at Rhodesia.

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Arrived from Rhodesia. In 1979 Bubbles fell into the moat. Unfortunately zoo officials had no alternative but to euthanise him. Bubbles was the last African elephant to live at Chester.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jumbolino (Bubbles), an African savanna elephant at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1592. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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