Gandhi at Taronga Zoo

† Gandhi
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 28 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 56 years
Dead date: 1968-04-19
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Taronga Zoo
ArrivedTaronga Zoo 1950-05-15 from Bullens Circus
Born:1912 wild
Document updated2010-04-24: text, picture.
2010-05-23: dates, asmp nr.

Photo of Gandhis head at Macleay Museum, Sydney University.

After his death, Gandhi was decapitated by Mark Jolly in 1968, and exhibited at the Dental Hospital, later at the Macleay Museum at Sydney University, where it hangs above a staircase to this day.

Sources, among others

  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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