Lelia
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Chipperfield in United Kingdom

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lelia  dead elephant
South West India Docks, 1968: Four elephants returning from a Chipperfields Circus tour of South Africa. Left to Right: Sally, Lelia, Mary and Camella in the sling.
South West India Docks, 1968: Four elephants returning from a Chipperfields Circus tour of South Africa. Left to Right: Sally, Lelia, Mary and Camella in the sling.
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Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Circus Chipperfield
Death
Dead:
Death reason: accident: result of a fire they had on the circus in 1979
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Chipperfield, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1947-00-00Circus Chipperfield
from Port of Colombo

Port of Colombo
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2024-03-08

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:35:52
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† Lelia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Circus Chipperfield, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as result of a fire they had on the circus in 1979.

Origin

Lelia was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Circus Chipperfield


Comments / pictures

1965-1968: On tour with Chipperfields Circus in South Africa.

1980-?: Sally and Lilia died from the result of a fire they had on the circus in 1979. They didn’t die the year it happened, but I think the year afterwards. Jim Clubb, UK

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lelia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Chipperfield in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5692. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jim Clubb, UK
  • Jim Stockley, South Africa
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