Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Lampoon at Givskud Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Lampoon  
Lampoon in Copenhagen 4th August 1967. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten
Lampoon in Copenhagen 4th August 1967. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten

Alternative name:Kampan, Kham Pan


EEP nr6217


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1961
Dead: 1972-12-06
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Present / last location:Givskud Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1970-11-05Givskud Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2009-03-07: reason for death
2018-05-04: picture
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† Lampoon is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, from euthanised 1972-12-06. Official death reason described as aggressive. (see detailed list).


Lampoon was born wild 1961, captured 1961 .

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Gift from Thailand Tobacco Monopoly. Arrived Denmark with the ship M/S Bogota.

The late Danish king Frederik IX wrote a handwritten letter the 29th of January 1962 to the chairman of the board of the Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Böje Benzon, with the following content:

Dr Böje Benzon
As You know, I was honored with the gift of three elephant babies in Thailand; when the first arrives i dont know, but I would like to ask You if I may deponate them in Zoologisk Have. The youngest and last one is only seven months old, so I doubt that he comes within the nest two years. The other two, I believe, comes within two months.

With best greetings to Your wife,
Yours sincerely

Lampoon in Copenhagen 1967. Photo: © Jens Madsen, Copenhagen

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Lampoon, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Givskud Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Erland Axel Wadsten
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark


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