Delhi at Givskud Zoo (Løveparken)

† Delhi
Alternative name:Dahlia, Delieh
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 29 years old (approximate age) about 29 years old (approximate age)
Dead date: 1971, Givskude
Death reason: euthanised: Epilepsy
People killed:1?: Killed elephant keeper on circus?
Location:Givskud Zoo (Løveparken)
ArrivedGivskud Zoo (Løveparken) 1970-06-15
from Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)
Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)
from Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark) 1967-00-00
from Circus Caravan (Trolle Rhodin)
Circus Caravan (Trolle Rhodin) 1964-05-12
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus European Tour 1963-08-24
from Circus Chipperfield
Born:~1942 wild in
Sri Lanka unspecified location Sri Lanka
Capture: ~1945,
Document updated2011-11-15: removed Knie as prev. loc.
2012-07-05: corr departure from Kolmarden
2018-05-08: split to individual from merged nr 402. lost, assumed dead
2018-05-08: lost ? (or died in Givskude??)
2018-08-02: described euthanized and dead in Givskude
With the help of the owner of Kamala's Circus, Chipperfield toured outlying villages to find elephants and bargain for purchases. First elephant was purchased and named Kamala in respect. Mary and 5 year old Dahlia purchased next. Dahlia was still being trained by Mary, chained to her while working on a rubber plantation. (Pamela Macgregor-Morris, Chipperfield's Circus)

Blind on right eye.

Killed elephant keeper on circus?

Not mentioned in Kolmarden after 1972.

Sources, among others

  • Pamela Macgregor-Morris, Chipperfield's Circus, published 1957
  • Hans Romlund, Give, Denmark.
  • Erland Wadsten, Stockholm
  • Erik Munk Sørensen, Frederik Iversens liv og virke

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