Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kiev Zoo in Ukraine

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dirndl  dead elephant

Alternative name: Lakhshmi



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 38 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1966? unknown
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Dead: 2004-08-25
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kiev Zoo, in Ukraine

Date of arrival

1998-08-04Kiev Zoo
from Munich Zoo

1997-09-30Munich Zoo
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

1997-05-06Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Munich Zoo

1968-08-08Munich Zoo
from Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen

1968-07-16Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen
from Firma Ruhe

1968-00-00Firma Ruhe 1968-00-00
from Mysore Zoo

1967-00-00Mysore Zoo
from Karnataka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-03-08

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Dirndl is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-08-25 at Kiev Zoo, in Ukraine, .

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant keeper from 1991 to 1991)


Dirndl was born unknown 1966? at Karnataka unspecified location.

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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.

Contradictory records:

Previous claims that Dirndl was captive born in Mysore Zoo, has so far not been verified.

Dirndl had white tail hairs.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Dirndl, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kiev Zoo in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1276. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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