Dundry (Jumbo?)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sydney Zoo in Australia

This record may be a duplicate record with Steve (wild) at Phinda Reserve
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Dundry (Jumbo?)  dead elephant


ASMP nr7


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1923-05-14
Death reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1918-00-00Sydney Zoo
from Wirth Circus

1905-00-00Wirth Circus
from Sydney Zoo (Moore Park)

Record history
History of updates2011-12-09: magazine article, alt name Jumbo, reason of death.
2012-03-13: duplicate?
2013-09-01: was indeed the same elephant, merged with 7425 Jumbo at Wirth circus

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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This record may be a duplicate record with Steve (wild) at Phinda Reserve

† Dundry (Jumbo?) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1923-05-14 at Sydney Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as shot, aggressive.


Dundry (Jumbo?) was born wild .

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Other sources state he arrived in 1916.

Dundry (Jumbo?) in Sydney Zoo

This article indicate that Dundry was also called Jumbo.

Wirths claimed this elephant was the first born in Australia. Possibly they obtained this animal from Moore Park around 1905. There is a report in the Evening Post (NZ) from 1923 of a Jumbo being shot on 14 May 1923. It is mentioned as being Taronga Parks Big Show Elephant. This death date matches the elephant Dundry (Dundray) which is recorded also as being shot on the same date at the same facility.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Dundry (Jumbo?), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2071. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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