Lampoon at Givskud Zoo (Løveparken)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Lampoon at Givskud Zoo (Løveparken)

Lampoon in Copenhagen 4th August 1967. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten
† Lampoon
Alternative name:Kampan, Kham Pan
ID Number:EEP Number: 6217 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Dead date: 1972-12-06,
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Location:Givskud Zoo (Løveparken)
ArrivedGivskud Zoo (Løveparken) 1970-11-05
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1962-10-26
Born:1961 wild Thailand
Capture: 1961,
Document updated2009-03-07: reason for death
2018-05-04: picture
Gift from Thailand Tobacco Monopoly. Arrived Denmark with the ship M/S Bogota.

The late Danish king Frederik IX wrote a handwritten letter the 29th of January 1962 to the chairman of the board of the Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Böje Benzon, with the following content:

Dr Böje Benzon
As You know, I was honored with the gift of three elephant babies in Thailand; when the first arrives i dont know, but I would like to ask You if I may deponate them in Zoologisk Have. The youngest and last one is only seven months old, so I doubt that he comes within the nest two years. The other two, I believe, comes within two months.

With best greetings to Your wife,
Yours sincerely

Lampoon in Copenhagen 1967. Photo: © Jens Madsen, Copenhagen

Sources, among others

  • Erland Axel Wadsten
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanter i Kpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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