George "Slim" Lewis

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George "Slim" Lewis
George  Lewis
Photo: Woodland Park Zoo, Knudson family
Personal details
Country United States

Title animal trainer 1953-1954
Location at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States

Title owner -
Location at George ”Slim” Lewiss elephants in United States

Relevant literature
Biography details

George Washington Lewis , circus elephant trainer in United States

Born ? in United States in United States .

Owner of 1 elephants

1: Tusko (Ned) (owner from 1931 to 1932)

Affiliation with 1 elephants

1: Judy (from 1953 to 1954)

1931: In his book, Slim wrote: "I heard that Tusko had been sold by Al G. Barnes to a walkathon promoter on the West Coast. The promoter had gone broke and Tusko was stranded in Salem, Oregon." //George "Slim" Lewis

1953-1954: "This is "Judy" and "Bab-bo" the chimp I trained for the Oklahoma City Zoo and presented in 1953-54." //George "Slim" Lewis

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer George Washington Lewis in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Selected publications
  • Lewis, George: I Loved Rogues: The Life of an Elephant Tramp, first ed. 1955, Superior Publishing Company; (January 1, 1978), ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 087564954
  • Lewis, George: The Ape I Knew, Literary Licensing, LLC (July 27, 2013), ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1258776626

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