Gipsy (Gypsie) an African savanna elephant at Kolmarden Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Gipsy (Gypsie)  
Gipsy (left), Donkey (right) and head elephant keeper Sven Mellgren.
Gipsy (left), Donkey (right) and head elephant keeper Sven Mellgren.


Identification

Local id Number 3433

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Origin
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Death
Dead date: 1984-09-14
Death reason: disease: collapsed. Meningitis?
Locations
Present / last location:Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1973-04-18Kolmarden Zoo

Document updated2010-05-27: removed herpesvirus as death reason
2012-07-05: arrival date
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Description

† Gipsy (Gypsie) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden, of disease in 1984-09-14. Official death reason described as collapsed. Meningitis?. (see detailed list).

Origin


Gipsy (Gypsie) was born wild 1972, captured 1973 .



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gipsy (Gypsie), an African savanna elephant at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2160. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren

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