Gandhi an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Sydney Zoo

☨ Gandhi
ID nr:   ASMP Number: 28 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 56 years old
Dead date: 1968-04-19
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Sydney Zoo
ArrivalSydney Zoo 1950-05-15 from Bullens Circus
Born:* 1912 wild
Document updated2010-04-24: text, picture.
2010-05-23: dates, asmp nr.

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.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Gandhi, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Sydney Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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