Bobby an Asian elephant at Natal Zoo Lion Park

 ☨ ♂ Bobby  
Photo: Lee Sambrook, Whipsnade wildlife park, UK.
Photo: Lee Sambrook, Whipsnade wildlife park, UK.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Born:* 1970 unknown
Birth place:
Dead date: 2008
Death reason: euthanised: tetanus from a wound in the foot
Present / last location:Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1991-02-00Natal Zoo Lion Park
from Sir Robert Fossetts Circus
Sir Robert Fossetts Circus 1970-00-00
from Tyseley Pet Stores
Tyseley Pet Stores 1970-00-00
from Friendship Trading Birds and Animals

Document updated2009-03-25: previous locations
2009-03-25: exporter in Thailand
2012-09-19: image
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† Bobby is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa, of euthanised in 2008. Official death reason described as tetanus from a wound in the foot. (see detailed list).


Bobby was born unknown 1970.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Bobby, an Asian elephant at Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jim Stockley, South Africa


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