Gajendra at Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Gajendra at Munich Zoo  (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)

Gajendra (left) and Panang. Photo: © Petra Prager, Berlin
ID Number:EEP Number: 9302 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
ArrivedMunich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) 2017-03-29
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 2013-04-15
from Leipzig Zoo
Leipzig Zoo 2011-01-08
from Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) 1994-12-01
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
from Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini)
Born:1993-04-30 captive-born in
Balle Elephant Camp (Kabini) India
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 10 babies

  1. (F) 2005-01-25 -- † 2005-01-25 stillborn, EEP nr: 200501
  2. (M) 2007-10-07 -- † 2007-10-07 stillborn, EEP nr: 200708
  3. (F) 2009-12-21 -- † 2010-06-14 Jamuna Toni, EEP nr: 200915
  4. (M) 2011-05-06 Ludwig, EEP nr: 201107
  5. (F) 2011-10-28 -- † 2012-01-21? Lola, EEP nr: 201111
  6. (F) 2015-07-13 Anjuli, EEP nr: 201500
  7. (M) 2016-01-11 Kanja, EEP nr: 201602
  8. () 2016-01-28 -- † 2016-01-28 miscarriage, EEP nr: 201603 ? (unconfirmed)
  9. (F) 2017-09-03 -- † 2017-09-10 Puppi (Püppi), EEP nr: 201718?
  10. (M) 2018-05-05 Brausepaul, EEP nr: 201807? (EEP nr N/A)
Document updated2009-03-05: Birth RE

2009-12-26: Text RE

2011-01-11: Transfer to Leipzig

2011-01-15: Transfer date, Text RE

2012-09-01: corr transfer date

2013-04-16: transfered

2018-03-18: transfer Munich
2018-03-18: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
Gajendra was in free contact until 2005/2006. The transfer to PC was not initited because of current conflict with elephant keepers, but based on the wish to work him in PC without previous conflict.

Jamuna was the first live calf born to Gajendra and Panang, following two previous stillbirths.

Gejendra was transferred to the Leipzig Zoo in January 2011 while rennovations were made on the elephant barn at the Munich Zoo.

Sources, among others

  • Page 9, Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Andreas Fries, elephant keeper, Munich Zoo
  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.

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