Drumbo an African savanna elephant at Dresden Zoo

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

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 9009
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1990 KNP, South Africa
Total: 1 babies

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1992-05-02Dresden Zoo
from Wolfgang Delfts
Wolfgang Delfts 1992-00-00
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2020-10-03
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Drumbo is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Dresden Zoo, in Germany.

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

In Dresden Zoo, Drumbo lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Mogli born 1995
  2. ,
  3. Sawu born 1996
  4. ,
  5. Tonga born 1989
  6. , (see detailed list).


  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

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Drumbo origin from Kruger national Park in South Africa, and came from van Delfs, 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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Drumbo, an African savanna at Dresden Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 January 2021 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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