Trompita (Bombi)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala

♀ Trompita (Bombi)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 63 years old
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala

Date of arrival

2008-03-00La Aurora Zoo
from Rex Circus (Romeo Lopez)

1968-00-00Rex Circus (Romeo Lopez)
from Circo Bell

Record history
History of updates2022-05-15

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Trompita (Bombi) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the La Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala.

Trompita (Bombi) arrived in 2008-03-00 to the La Aurora Zoo, relocated from the Rex Circus (Romeo Lopez), in Guatemala.

In La Aurora Zoo, Trompita (Bombi) lives as single living elephant at this location


Trompita (Bombi) was born wild 1961.

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This animal was donated for the Bells Brothers Circus from Mexico to the Rex Circus in Guatemala in 1968. Mister Romeo Lopez take care of the animal for 39 years working in several Circus and shows. He decided to let the care of the animal in the hands of the La Aurora National Zoological Park in March of 2008.Claudia Lorena Quan Rodas

Romeo Lopez -- better known in the circus world as "Tarzan Lopez" -- said that the elephant and he had been together since they were both 7 years old.

"We grew up together and have a special connection," he said.

Since their early years, the pair have grown up, cried and laughed together, and there's an unspoken bond between them, according to Lopez. When the circus was forced to shut down, they offered him $300,000 for Trompita, "but I would have felt like Judas. I couldn't sell her."

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Trompita (Bombi), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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