User:Dan Koehl

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Dan Koehl
Dan Koehl

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DKoehl Irrawaddi Dolphin jumping.jpgJumping Irrawaddy dolphin pictured in Mekong river, Kratie, Cambodja, during my visit in 2011.

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I am a Swedish elephant trainer (zookeeper since 40 years), working as freelancing cónsultant 1996-2016. I was teacher in upper secondary school for zookeepers 1993-1995 where I was teaching Taxonomy. Since 2014 I am chairman for the Swedish national union of aquarium societies. I am also a PHP-programmer and run some websites, among them a zoological wiki in Swedish, located at and the Elephant Database at

When online at Wikispecies, I am often logged in at IRC #wikispecies (IRC channel)


According to Xtools I have:

  • Blocked: 66 x users
  • Deleted: 915 x files

I have changed user rights:

  • Suggested, nominated and promoted: 2 Bureaucrats
  • Suggested, nominated and promoted: 15 Admins
  • Promoted 3 Translation Admins per request
  • Promoted 20 Patrollers
  • Promoted 82 Autopatrollers

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