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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Some pictures

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

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  Active users list 223  
  Administrators 27  
  Users/administrator 8  

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. 2014-2018 I was chairman for the Swedish national union of aquarium societies, where I still enjoy webrelated 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.

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


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

Present statistics:



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