Lew (Jumbo Lou, Laura)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Lewis Brothers Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lew (Jumbo Lou, Laura)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Born:* 1901 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1941-06-18
Death reason: accident: train accident at Conneaut, Ohio
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Lewis Brothers Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

Lewis Brothers Circus
Record history
History of updates2007-12-24

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† Lew (Jumbo Lou, Laura) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941-06-18 at Lewis Brothers Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as train accident at Conneaut, Ohio.


Lew (Jumbo Lou, Laura) was born wild 1901.

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Lou (Lew) was twice taken to Washington, D.C. to participate in inaugurations of Republican Presidents.

During the train accident Jumbo Lou was hurled nearly 50 yards west of the crossing and died of a broken back.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lew (Jumbo Lou, Laura), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Lewis Brothers Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3333. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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