Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Gandhi at Sydney Zoo (Taronga)

 ☨ ♂ Gandhi  
Gandhi displayed as taxidermy specimen.
Gandhi as taxidermy specimen.
Taxidermy locationMacleay Museum, Sydney, Australia


ASMP nr28


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 56 years old
Born:* 1912 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1968-04-19
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia

Date of arrival

1950-05-15Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
from Bullens Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-04-24: text, picture.
2010-05-23: dates, asmp nr.

Latest document update2020-10-26 08:28:59
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† Gandhi is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1968-04-19 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Macleay Museum, in Sydney, Australia.


Gandhi was born wild 1912 at Asia unspecified location.

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Photo of Gandhis head at Macleay Museum, Sydney University.

After his death, Gandhi was decapitated by Mark Jolly in 1968, and exhibited at the Dental Hospital, later at the Macleay Museum at Sydney University, where it hangs above a staircase to this day.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gandhi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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