Lampoon an Asian elephant at Givskud Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Lampoon  
Lampoon in Copenhagen 4th August 1967. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten
Lampoon in Copenhagen 4th August 1967. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten

Alternative name:Kampan, Kham Pan
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6217
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1961
Dead date: 1972-12-06
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Present / last location:Givskud Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival

1970-11-05Givskud Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2009-03-07: reason for death
2018-05-04: picture
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† Lampoon is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, euthanised in 1972-12-06, aggressive(see detailed list).


Lampoon was born wild 1961, captured 1961 .

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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,
Yours sincerely

Lampoon in Copenhagen 1967. Photo: © Jens Madsen, Copenhagen

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Lampoon, an Asian at Givskud Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Erland Axel Wadsten
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark


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