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Bubbles
Birth: 1970
Death: Mar. 10, 1978

Animal Figure. A 4000-pound hippopotamus, Bubbles won national attention in late February 1978 when she escaped from a wild animal park (the now-defunct Lion Country Safari) in Irvine, California. Finding refuge in a rain-filled pond, she eluded capture for 19 days. Bubbles was finally taken down with tranquilizer darts. Tragically, she collapsed in an unnatural position, and died from suffocation. An autopsy revealed she was five months pregnant. Her skull and bones are located in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County warehouse, where the skeletons of specimens are stored when not on display. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Natural History Museum Warehouse
Vernon
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Aug 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11478986
Bubbles
Added by: Ronald Leon
 
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