Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dinah  dead elephant
Dina in Copenhagen 1978. Photo © Erland Axel Wadsten, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dina in Copenhagen 1978. Photo © Erland Axel Wadsten, Stockholm, Sweden.


EEP nr7007


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Born:* 1946 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Circus Chipperfield
Dead: 1984-06-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1970-07-08Copenhagen Zoo
from Kolmarden Zoo

1967-00-00Kolmarden Zoo
from Circus Julinek

1964-00-00Circus Julinek
from Circus Caravan

1964-05-12Circus Caravan
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour

1963-08-24Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour
from Circus Chipperfield

1947-00-00Circus Chipperfield 1947-00-00
from Port of Colombo

1947-00-00Port of Colombo
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2011-12-12: pictures
2012-09-16: merged with 7493
2021-09-16: Importer Circus Chipperfield

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:32:22
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† Dinah is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1984-06-06 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?.


Dinah was born wild 1946 at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Circus Chipperfield

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Records about Dinah from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Dinah:

7007 F ~ 1946 WILD WILD WILD ???? NONE Capture Parent Dinah
COPENHAGE 8 Jul 1970 100097 Transfer
6 Jun 1984 Death
[Death by: Euthanasia (medical) ı Rendered ı Generalized ı Mechanical abnormality]

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Dinah in Copenhagen Zoo

Dina in Copenhagen 1978, riding is zookeeper Erland Wadsten från Skansen, Stockholm.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Dinah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1186. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Hans Romlund, Give, Denmark.
  • Erland Axel Wadsten, Stockholm, Sweden.

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