User:Dan Koehl

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Dan Koehl
Dan Koehl
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sv-N Den här användaren har svenska som modersmål.
en-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of English.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf fortgeschrittenem Niveau.
no-1 Denne brukeren har grunnleggende kjennskap til norsk (bokmål).
da-1 Denne bruger har grundlæggende kendskab til dansk.
nl-1 Deze gebruiker heeft elementaire kennis van het Nederlands.

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This user has a global account and the main one is on Wikipedia (sv)
This user is a member of the OTRS response team and has a page on Wikimedia OTRS-wiki.

This user has been editing Wikispecies for over fifteen years.

This user runs a bot, KoehlBot. It performs tasks that are extremely tedious to do manually.

This user runs a bot, DanKoehlBot. It performs tasks that are extremely tedious to do manually.
This user has rights to make tedious or repetitive editing tasks quicker and easier with AutoWikiBrowser
This Tech Ambassador monitors and reports about technical issues that may affect Wikispecies. 

Some pictures

Jumping Irrawaddy dolphin pictured in Mekong river, Kratie, Cambodja, during my visit in 2011.

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I am identical with the person described as Dan Koehl on English Wikipedia, a Swedish elephant trainer, shepherd since 1970, zookeeper since 1976, working as freelancing elephant trainer and consultant since 1996, presently living in Cambodia. I was teacher in upper secondary school for zookeepers 1993-1995 where I was teaching Taxonomy. 2014-2018 I was chairman for the Swedish national union of aquarium societies, where I still enjoy web related functions. I am also a PHP-programmer and run some websites, among them a zoological wiki in Swedish, located at and the Elephant Database at the worlds largest online database about a species individuals, as well as Zoos, circuses and other locations history.



According to Global Sysop Statistics I have:

  • made: 1892 admin actions
  • blocked: 78 x users
  • deleted: 1560 x files

I have changed user 228 rights:

  • suggested, nominated and promoted: 2 Bureaucrats
  • suggested, nominated and promoted: 16 Admins
  • promoted 3 Translation Admins per request
  • promoted +20 Patrollers
  • promoted +80 Autopatrollers

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