African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Vienna Zoo in Austria

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jumbo  dead elephant
From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Photo: © <a href=Jutta Kirchner' >
From left to right: Jumbo, Drumbo, Sabi (and Dan Koehl) in Vienna Zoo. Jutta Kirchner


EEP nr5901


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1964? by E.A.G. van den Brink
Dead: 2005-02-13
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vienna Zoo, in Austria

Date of arrival

1964-02-13Vienna Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates
2021-09-18: Importer van den Brink

Latest document update2021-09-18 10:46:23
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† Jumbo is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2005-02-13 at Vienna Zoo, in Austria, .

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (head-keeper from 1998 to 1998)


Jumbo was born wild 1962. and imported 1964? by E.A.G. van den Brink

Comments / pictures

According to Vienna Zoo records Jumbo was born 1959.

Jumbo came to Vienna Zoo 1964 from animal dealer van den Brink. In the eighties she killed a new bought baby elephant with her tusk, just after it rushed out of its transport cage.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jumbo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Vienna Zoo in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 March 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=64. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kurt Kolar, Vienna Zoo
  • Henning Burger, Vienna Zoo
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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