African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Dresden Zoo in Germany

♀ Drumbo
Drumbo, Dresden, 2010. Photo: Christiane Krönke
Drumbo, Dresden, 2010. Photo: Christiane Krönke


EEP nr9009


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1990 KNP, South Africa
Imported:1992 by Wolfgang Delfts
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2006-02-04
(dead † 2017-07-03)
Thabo-Umasai EEP id: 20041
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dresden Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1992-05-02Dresden Zoo
from Wolfgang Delfts

1992-00-00Wolfgang Delfts
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2021-09-13: new picture
2021-09-18: Importer Wolfgang Delfts

Latest document update2021-09-18 12:44:40
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Drumbo is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Dresden Zoo, in Germany.

Drumbo arrived in 1992-05-02 to the Dresden Zoo, relocated from the Wolfgang Delfts, in Namibia.


Drumbo lives together with 3 other elephants at the Dresden Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Mogli born 1995
  2. Sawu born 1996
  3. Tonga born 1989

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant keeper from 1999 to 1999)


  1. (M) 2006-02-04 -- † 2017-07-03 Thabo-Umasai EEP id: 20041


Drumbo was born wild 1990 at Kruger National Park, captured 1990 , captured at KNP, South Africa. and imported 1992 by Wolfgang Delfts

Comments / pictures

Drumbo origin from Kruger national Park in South Africa, and came from van Delfs in Namibia to Dresden 1992. Drumbo was the first elephant inseminated elephant cow in Germany, (in May 2004) and her son Thabo was the first german AI birth.

Drumbo in Dresden ZooDrumbo and Dan Koehl walking in Zoo Dresden 1999. Photo: Petra Schmidt

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Drumbo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dresden Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 March 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=114. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jörg Burger, head elephantkeeper, Dresden Zoo
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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Categories1990 births | Breeding cows | EEP | 1990 captures | 1992 imports | Elephants from Dresden Zoo | Germany | African savanna elephants

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