Death 10 Mar 1978 (aged 7–8)
Burial Vernon, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 11478986 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 4 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11478986
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bubbles (1970–10 Mar 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11478986, citing Natural History Museum Warehouse, Vernon, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .