Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bomba  dead elephant


SSP nr82


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1999-04-19
Death reason: euthanised: foot abcesses
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of arrival

1977-09-10Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Record history
History of updates2021-01-15

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† Bomba is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-04-19 at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States, . Official death reason described as foot abcesses.


Bomba was born wild 1970.

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"Asian elephant Bomba was euthanized in 1999 because of foot abscesses that had destroyed bones and tendons. She was in her late 50s."

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bomba, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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