Jumbo at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Female African Bush elephant Jumbo at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Photo: © Jutta Kirchner
† Jumbo
ID Number:EEP Number: 5901 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 43 years
Dead date: 2005-02-13
Death reason: age:
Location:Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
ArrivedVienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) 1964-02-13
from Franciscus van den Brink
Born:1962 wild
Document updated2008-03-24
According to Vienna Zoo records Jumbo was born 1959.

Jumbo came to Vienna Zoo 1964 from animal dealer van den Brink. In the eighties she killed a new bought baby elephant with her tusk, just after it rushed out of its transport cage.

Sources, among others

  • Kurt Kolar, Vienna Zoo
  • Henning Burger, Vienna Zoo
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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