Jumbolino (Bubbles)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Jumbolino (Bubbles)  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

1964-08-00Chester Zoo
Record history
History of updates2023-12-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Jumbolino (Bubbles) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1979 at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as fell into the moat.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jumbolino (Bubbles), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1592. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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