Jumbo (Jambo)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Jumbo (Jambo)  dead elephant


EEP nr2102


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 21 years old
Born:* 1924 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1945-03-30
Death reason: : shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of arrival

1934-11-03Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
from Firma Ruhe

1934-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2024-02-03

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Jumbo (Jambo) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1945-03-30 at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland, . Official death reason described as shot.


Jumbo (Jambo) was born wild 1924.

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Contradictory records:

EEP gives an aproximal birth year as 1921

Records about Jumbo (Jambo) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Jumbo (Jambo):

2102 M ~ Jul 1921 WILD WILD L RUHE ~ 1934 NONE Transfer JUMBO
WROCLAW 3 Nov 1934 H221 Transfer
30 Mar 1945 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jumbo (Jambo), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5592. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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