Bindu
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany

♂ Bindu
Photo: © <a href=Heike Klabunde' >
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Identification

EEP nr7103

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 53 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Body weight: 5000.00 kg, 11000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 12 babies

1. Born 1987-12-08
(dead † 1987-12-08)
stillborn EEP id: 8713

2. Born 1990-06-24
(dead † 1990-06-24)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9014

3. Born 1990-07-22
(dead † 1990-07-22)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9015

4. Born 1993-06-21
(dead † 1993-06-21)
stillborn

5. Born 1998-08-20
(dead † 1999-07-26)
Ashoka

6. Born 2002-08-00
(dead † 2002-08-00)
killed

7. Born 2007-05-09 Maha Kumari EEP id: 200706

8. Born 2008-03-11
(dead † 2008-03-11)
stillborn EEP id: 200805

9. Born 2009-07-27 Khin Yadanar Min EEP id: 200911

10. Born 2012-07-25 Bindi EEP id: 201210

11. Born 2016-03-16 La Min Kyaw EEP id: 201603

12. Born 2020-06-18 Leev Ma Rie EEP id: 202010?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), in Germany

Date of arrival

2004-09-10Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
from Port Lympne Zoo

1977-06-01Port Lympne Zoo
from Howletts Wild Animal Park

1971-01-01Howletts Wild Animal Park
from Sonepur Fair

Record history
History of updates2009-09-15: country origin
2010-05-01: prev. location Sonepur 
2010-09-23: mankiller

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Bindu is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), in Germany.

Bindu arrived in 2004-09-10 to the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), relocated from the Port Lympne Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Bindu lives together with 12 other elephants at the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo):
  1. 13. ♀ Bindi born 2012-07-25
  2. 14. ♀ Mae Juruad born 1989
  3. 15. ♂ Kitai born 2017-06-08
  4. 16. ♀ Kreeblamduan born 1984
  5. 17. ♂ La Min Kyaw born 2016-03-16
  6. 18. ♀ Laongdaw born 1990
  7. 19. ♀ Leev Ma Rie born 2020-06-18
  8. 20. ♀ Marlar born 2006-03-30
  9. 21. ♂ Moma born 2017-03-20
  10. 22. ♂ Sang Raja born 1999-03-24
  11. 23. ♀ Shu Thu Zar born 1994-06-03
  12. 24. ♀ Tong Koon born 1984


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 12 babies

  1. (F) 1987-12-08 -- † 1987-12-08 stillborn EEP id: 8713
  2. (F) 1990-06-24 -- † 1990-06-24 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9014
  3. (F) 1990-07-22 -- † 1990-07-22 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 9015
  4. (M) 1993-06-21 -- † 1993-06-21 stillborn
  5. (M) 1998-08-20 -- † 1999-07-26 Ashoka
  6. (M) 2002-08-00 -- † 2002-08-00 killed
  7. (F) 2007-05-09 Maha Kumari EEP id: 200706
  8. () 2008-03-11 -- † 2008-03-11 stillborn EEP id: 200805
  9. (M) 2009-07-27 Khin Yadanar Min EEP id: 200911
  10. (F) 2012-07-25 Bindi EEP id: 201210
  11. (M) 2016-03-16 La Min Kyaw EEP id: 201603
  12. (F) 2020-06-18 Leev Ma Rie EEP id: 202010?

Origin


Bindu was born wild 1968.


Comments / pictures


Contradictory records:

Often refered to as born on Sri Lanka, but in his book The Best of Friends, John Aspinall writes that all asian elephants, except Assam, were bought at the Sonepur market in India.


1984: 22-year-old elephant keeper Mark Aitken was killed when the bull elephant wrapped his trunk around the man and crushed his head against an iron railing. He was killed instantly by the 13-year-old elephant Bindu.

(Pawsweb word document)


 Bindu  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany
Photo: Stephanie Wrobe
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bindu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=396. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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