African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Mysore Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Timbo  dead elephant


Local id Number 1
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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 46 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1970? wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2016-05-24
Death reason: unknown: chronic arthritis
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1995 Richie Local id: 2
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mysore Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

1976-00-00Mysore Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-03-14:�Name, Text
2012-07-02:�arrival year
2016-12-11: DCEMK_nr
2017-02-26: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Timbo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2016-05-24 at Mysore Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as chronic arthritis.


Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 1995 Richie Local id: 2


Timbo was born wild 1970?.

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In 2003, Jambi was attacked by the the Timbo and fell into the exhibit's dry Moat. Taking an injury to the Lumbar region, she later developed arthritis, both contributing to her death in 2009.

2017:Mysuru zoo has lost yet another prized animal from its collection. A male African elephant, Timbo, aged about 47, died in the early hours of Tuesday.

This elephant had been received from a German Zoo in 1976.

Timbo, one of the star attractions at the zoo, thanks to its height and grace, was suffering from chronic Arthritis.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Timbo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Mysore Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=343. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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