Dirndl (Lakhshmi) at Kiev Zoo

† Dirndl (Lakhshmi)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Dead date: 2004-08-25
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kiev Zoo
ArrivedKiev Zoo 1998-08-04
from Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) 1997-09-30
from Paris Zoo Vincennes
Paris Zoo Vincennes 1997-05-06
from Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) 1968-09-05
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe) 1968-00-00
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Born:1967 captive-born in
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) India
Document updated2009-09-27: 
Dirndl is the German term for the special kind of old traditional shirt that Bavarian women sometimes wear, with stuffed arms and a rather large opened decolletage.

Dirndl had white tail hairs.

Sources, among others

  • Henning Wiesner, Munich Zoo

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