Bindu an Asian elephant at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)

Male ♂ Asian  Bindu at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)

Photo: © Heike Klabunde
Bindu
ID nr:EEP Number: 7103 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 52 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Body weight: 5000.00 kg, 11000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
People killed:1
Location:Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
ArrivalCologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) 2004-09-10
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1977-06-01
from Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Mela Haathi Bazaar (Harihar Kshetra Mela)
Born:* 1968 wild India
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 12 babies

  1. (F) 1987-12-08 -- † 1987-12-08 stillborn, EEP nr: 8713
  2. (F) 1990-06-24 -- † 1990-06-24 stillborn (twin), EEP nr: 9014
  3. (F) 1990-07-22 -- † 1990-07-22 stillborn (twin), EEP nr: 9015
  4. (M) 1993-06-21 -- † 1993-06-21 stillborn
  5. (M) 1998-08-20 -- † 1999-07-26 Ashoka
  6. (M) 2002-08-00 -- † 2002-08-00 killed
  7. (F) 2007-05-09 Maha Kumari, EEP nr: 200706
  8. () 2008-03-11 -- † 2008-03-11 stillborn, EEP nr: 200805
  9. (M) 2009-07-27 Khin Yadanar Min, EEP nr: 200911
  10. (F) 2012-07-25 Bindi, EEP nr: 201210
  11. (M) 2016-03-16 La Min Kyaw, EEP nr: 201603
  12. (F) 2020-06-18 Leev Ma Rie, EEP nr: 202010?
Document updated2009-09-15: country origin
2010-05-01: prev. location Sonepur 
2010-09-23: mankiller
Contradictory records:
Often refered to as born on Sri Lanka, but in his book The Best of Friends, John Aspinall writes that all asian elephants, except Assam, were bought at the Sonepur market in India.


1984: 22-year-old elephant keeper Mark Aitken was killed when the bull elephant wrapped his trunk around the man and crushed his head against an iron railing. He was killed instantly by the 13-year-old elephant Bindu.

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Photo: Stephanie Wrobe

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Koehl, D., (2020). Bindu, an Asian at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=396. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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