Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Lulu at Buffalo Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Lulu  
Lulu died shortly after completion of this watercolor painting
Lulu died shortly after completion of this watercolor painting


SSP nr23


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1992-11-15
Death reason: euthanised: tooth infection
Present / last location:Buffalo Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1953-07-06Buffalo Zoo

Document updated2009-01-26: book
2009-12-21: picture
2010-10-11: Death, Text RE
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† Lulu is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Buffalo Zoo, in United States, from euthanised 1992-11-15. Official death reason described as tooth infection. (see detailed list).


Lulu was born wild 1952.

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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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Lulu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Buffalo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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