Lizzie an Asian elephant at Unknown

Female ♀ Asian  Lizzie at Unknown

Lizzie in World War I pulls munitions in Sheffield. Elephant trainer is Richard Sedgwick.
☨ Lizzie
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Unknown
ArrivalUnknown from Thomas Ward
Thomas Ward 1916-00-00
from Sedgwicks Menagerie
Born:* unknown
Document updated2013-11-13: text


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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Lizzie, an Asian at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6219. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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