African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Sydney Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Dumbo  dead elephant
Dumbo Australia - Image Sydney Morning Herald 13 January 1947' >
Dumbo Australia's First African Elephant at Taronga Park Zoo 12 January 1947 - Image Sydney Morning Herald 13 January 1947



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Born:* 1941 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1947-07-14
Death reason: disease: congenital birth defect
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1947-01-00Sydney Zoo
from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center

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History of updates2021-11-19

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† Dumbo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1947-07-14 at Sydney Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as congenital birth defect.


Dumbo was born wild 1941.

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Dumbo in Sydney Zoo

Image from The Australian Woman's Weekly 8 February 1947
Article title: Zoo Baby from Africa's only Elephant School

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Dumbo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Sydney Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7279. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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