Lizzie an Asian elephant at Unknown

 ☨ ♀ Lizzie  
Lizzie in World War I pulls munitions in Sheffield. Elephant trainer is Richard Sedgwick.
Lizzie in World War I pulls munitions in Sheffield. Elephant trainer is Richard Sedgwick.

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
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Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of Arrival

from Thomas Ward
Thomas Ward 1916-00-00
from Sedgwicks Menagerie

Document updated2013-11-13: text
2020-11-06: Updated as lost to trace
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† Lizzie is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Unknown, in Unknown, from unknown reasons in , (see detailed list).


Lizzie was born unknown .

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According to Sheffield amateur historian, author and illustrator, Clare Trowell, it was not known how she wound up at Tommy Ward's, a ship breakers and scrap metal merchant in the city.

Little is known of her fate after the war, however, an expression "done up like Tommy Ward's elephant", which was used when somebody was carrying something heavy, has survived in the area.

There is also some evidence that she went on to work at a farm where the ground was more forgiving.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Lizzie, an Asian at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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