Jumbo an African savanna elephant at Vienna Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Jumbo  
From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Photo: © <a href=Jutta Kirchner' >
From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Jutta Kirchner


EEP nr5901


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2005-02-13
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Vienna Zoo, in Austria

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1964-02-13Vienna Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Document updated2020-11-04
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† Jumbo is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Vienna Zoo, in Austria, of age in 2005-02-13. (see detailed list).


Jumbo was born wild 1962. and imported 1964?

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jumbo, an African savanna elephant at Vienna Zoo in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2021 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
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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