† Lampoon is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1972-12-06 at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as aggressive.
Lampoon was born wild 1961, captured 1961 .
Gift from Thailand Tobacco Monopoly. Arrived Denmark with the ship M/S Bogota.
The late Danish king Frederik IX wrote a handwritten letter the 29th of January 1962 to the chairman of the board of the Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Böje Benzon, with the following content:
Dr Böje Benzon
As You know, I was honored with the gift of three elephant babies in Thailand; when the first arrives i dont know, but I would like to ask You if I may deponate them in Zoologisk Have. The youngest and last one is only seven months old, so I doubt that he comes within the nest two years. The other two, I believe, comes within two months.
With best greetings to Your wife,
Lampoon in Copenhagen 1967. Photo: © Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
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