Gipsy (Gypsie)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Gipsy (Gypsie)  dead elephant
Gipsy (left), Donkey (right) and head elephant keeper Sven Mellgren.
Gipsy (left), Donkey (right) and head elephant keeper Sven Mellgren.
Taxidermy locationKolmarden Zoo, Kolmarden, Sweden


Local id Number 3433


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

Date of arrival

1973-04-18Kolmarden Zoo
Record history
History of updates2010-05-27: removed herpesvirus as death reason
2012-07-05: arrival date
2021-11-20: Born in Africa

Latest document update2021-11-20 13:17:02
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† Gipsy (Gypsie) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1984-09-14 at Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden, . Official death reason described as collapsed. Meningitis?.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Kolmarden Zoo, in Kolmarden, Sweden, since 1984-09-14.


Gipsy (Gypsie) was born wild 1972 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1973 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Gipsy (Gypsie), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren

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Categories1984 deaths | Kolmarden Zoo Taxidermy | 1972 births | 1973 captures | Elephants from Kolmarden Zoo | Sweden | African savanna elephants

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