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.


Local id Number 3433


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Dead date: 1984-09-14
Death reason: disease: collapsed. Meningitis?
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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† 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).


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 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren


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