Donkey at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Donkey at Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)

Gipsy (left), Donkey (right) and head elephant keeper Sven Mellgren.
† Donkey
ID Number:EEP Number: 6701 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Body height: 2.62 meter, 8.6 feet
Dead date: 2003-05-26,
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Location:Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
ArrivedKolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark) 1965-00-00
Born:1965 wild
Document updated2012-07-07: corr arrival year
2012-08-14: corr death year
2013-08-04: height
2018-05-09: photo

This photo was taken in May 1967 and probably shows Donkey and an elephant called Sandra or Samba, who is standing in the front of the smaller, younger elephant, which is probably Donkey. (Chocolate is not on the picture) Photo: Erland Wadsten, 1967

Sources, among others

  • Jörgen Gustafsson, Sweden
  • Asian Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP, 2011 by Rob Belterman, Martin van Wees
  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren

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