Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Delhi at Givskud Zoo Description † Delhi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (, , who died at Elephas maximus) Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, from euthanised 1971. Official death reason described as Epilepsy. (see detailed list). Origin
Delhi was born wild
~1942 at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured ~1945 . and imported 1947, by ship "Trevlor" Comments / pictures
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.
Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Delhi, . Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus) located at Givskud Zoo in Denmark https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6035. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is 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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Categories 1971 deaths | ~194 births | Born in Sri Lanka | ~194 captures | 1947 imports | Elephants from Givskud Zoo | Denmark | Mankillers | Asian elephants
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