Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Planckendael Zoo in Belgium

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dumbo  dead elephant
Dumbo and Phyo Phyo. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst
Dumbo and Phyo Phyo. Antwerp Zoo Summer 2008. Photo: © Tony Verhulst


EEP nr7604


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-05-19
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1996-03-17
(dead † 1996-03-17)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9605

2. Born 1996-07-01
(dead † 1996-07-01)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9606
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium

Date of arrival

2012-06-18Planckendael Zoo
from Antwerp Zoo

2005-06-30Antwerp Zoo
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

2004-03-26Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
from Antwerp Zoo

1999-08-31Antwerp Zoo
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

1998-11-12Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
from Antwerp Zoo

1995-05-12Antwerp Zoo 1995-05-12
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

1993-05-24Paris Zoo Vincennes
from Antwerp Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-11: Image
2012-06-19: transfer
2020.05.19: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Dumbo is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-05-19 at Planckendael Zoo, in Belgium, .


  1. (F) 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9605
  2. (M) 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9606


Dumbo was born wild 1972.

Comments / pictures

EGG state origin from Assam, India.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Dumbo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Planckendael Zoo in Belgium. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 March 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1397. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Tony Verhulst, Antwerp Zoo
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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