Jumbo an African savanna elephant at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Female ♀ African savanna Jumbo at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Photo: © Jutta Kirchner
☨ Jumbo
ID nr:EEP Number: 5901 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Dead date: 2005-02-13
Death reason: age:
Location:Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
ArrivalVienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) 1964-02-13
from E.A.G. van den Brink
Born:* 1962 wild
Imported:1964?
Document updated2020-09-21
According to Vienna Zoo records Jumbo was born 1959.

Jumbo came to Vienna Zoo 1964 from animal dealer van den Brink. In the eighties she killed a new bought baby elephant with her tusk, just after it rushed out of its transport cage.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Jumbo, an African savanna at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=64. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kurt Kolar, Vienna Zoo
  • Henning Burger, Vienna Zoo

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