Maibel (Majbel)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Givskud Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maibel (Majbel)  dead elephant


EEP nr3804


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Born:* 1938 wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Circus Chipperfield
Dead: 1986-07-29
Death reason: disease: Digestive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Givskud Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1970-06-15Givskud Zoo
from Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)

1970-00-00Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)
from Kolmarden Zoo

1967-00-00Kolmarden Zoo
from Circus Julinek

1964-00-00Circus Julinek
from Circus Caravan

1964-05-12Circus Caravan
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour

1963-08-24Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour 1963-08-24
from Circus Chipperfield

1947-00-00Circus Chipperfield
from Port of Colombo

1947-00-00Port of Colombo
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2023-03-07

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:31:48
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† Maibel (Majbel) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1986-07-29 at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Digestive.


Maibel (Majbel) was born wild 1938 at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Circus Chipperfield

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Mable was seriously limping, and moved the leg and the foot in a curved movement for each step, and did not bend the leg. According to elephant trainer Franz Tisch, she had an accident, on a railway station where she stepped between two railes or something, permanently damaging her right frontleg. On the circus she was not used in the show, but used as carrying working elephant.

Mable was some time at Vejle zoo, before being transfered to the Safari park in Vejle.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Maibel (Majbel), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Givskud Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Hans Romlund, Give, Denmark.

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