Jumbo at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
|† Jumbo||ID Number:||EEP Number: 0702 -|
|Sex and age:||Male 46 years|
|Dead date:||† 1953-03-10|
|Death reason:||euthanised: shot with rifle. Cronic pericaditis and penumonia, ,cardiovascular Bacterial|
|Location:||Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)|
|Arrived||Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1919-06-08|
from Circus Krone
Circus Krone 1910-00-00
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe) 1909-00-00
|Born:||1907 wild India|
|Document updated||2009-09-09: text|
2012-06-13: eep records
Bought 1919 from Karl Krone for 25.000 german Marks.
Just after the arrival to copenhagen he made a serious attempt to kill the zoo director Valdemar Dreyer. Dreyer managed to escape with three broken ribs and a broken arm, after this Jumbo was managed offhand. This incident is described in the book ZOO by Bent Jørgensen. According to Dreyer, he later found out that Jumbo had tried to killed people at Krone before, and at least once tusked a keeper.
For many years regarded by experts to be the largest and most handsome asian bull in europe, he reached over 3 meters by the shoulders.
At 1953-03-10 elephant keepers noticed that Jumbo could not stand up. later high fever was measured, and indication of penumonia.
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