Jim Robson

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Jim Robson
Jim  Robson

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Personal details
Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title elephant keeper -2001
Location at London Zoo in United Kingdom

Biography details

Jim Robson , zoo elephant keeper in United Kingdom

Born 1957 in United Kingdom dead 2001-10-20 in United Kingdom .

2001-10-20: A keeper at London Zoo has died after being crushed by an elephant. Jim Robson, who was 44, is believed to have tripped and fallen in the elephant paddock. One of the three elephants he looked after then stepped on him. The accident took place on Saturday afternoon, as visitors walked around the enclosure.

Mr Robson, who was unmarried and had no children, looked after three female Asian elephants, Dilberta, Mya and Layang-Layang.

After the tragical accident when the elephant Geeta killed the elephant keeper Jim Robson in London Zoo, all the elephants were transferred to Whipsnade.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant keeper Jim Robson in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 April 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=439. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories elephant keeper | zoo | London Zoo | Robson family | Born 1957 | Dead 2001 | People from United Kingdom

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