|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)
Natural History Museum Warehouse
Los Angeles County
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Aug 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11478986
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All Things Bright and Beautiful ~Cecil Frances Alexander All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.|
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