Elephant locations in Italy

35 locations has kept elephants in Italy

There is presently 35 (2,33) living elephants in locations in Italy (in this database)

Region: Italy is in this database included in europeOther regions
Location holdings:

35 location has kept 84 elephants in Italy

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations35 (2,33) living49 (10,38) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  2 / 35 
 6%
 Female  33 / 35 
 94%
 Free contact  24 / 35 
 69%
 Protected contact  5 / 35 
 14%
 No contact  2 / 35 
 6%
 Unknown contact  2 / 35 
 6%
 wild  0 / 35  0%

The first elephants arriving in Italy during post-roman time was two elephants en route to Germany; Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas, arriving in Aachen in 802. The second elephant is refered to as The Cremona elephant arriving in 1229. Both those elephants were walked through Italy on their way to their end destination.

One of the first post-roman elephants residing in Italy was Hanno (Annone) a gift to Pope Leo X from Emanuel I, King of Portugal in 1515.

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NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
Alfredo Rossi
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircus
Bellini Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooCataniaSicily
Brescia Maxi Zoo
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooBresciaLombardy
Bussolengo Safari Park - Garda Zoological Park - (Parco Natura Viva)
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooBussolengo
Circo Americano (American Circus, Flavio Togni)
Kept totally 25 elephants
, 7 present (0,7)0 births11 relocated7 deathscircusVerona
Circo Rinaldo Orfei
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Circo Rony Roller
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusSalerno
Circo Wegliams (Circo Jumbo, Formisano)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusErcolano
Circorama (Circo a 3 piste Orfei)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Circorama (Liana Orfei)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Bisini (Bisini Gran Circo Continentale)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Cesare Togni (Circo Cesare Togni)
Kept totally 6 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated3 deathscircus
Circus Darix Togni (Circo Darix Togni)
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated5 deathscircus
Circus Errani (Circo Errani)
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusRecanati
Circus Ferdinando Togni (Circo Ferdinando Togni)
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Florilegio (Circo Il Florilegio di Darix Togni)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 4 present (0,4)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Lidia Togni
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Medrano (Circo Medrano Casartelli)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusBussolengo
Circus Nando Orfei (Circo Nando Orfei, Amazons Circus)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Orfei
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Togni (Circo Nazionale Togni)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
Fasano Zoosafari
Kept totally 12 elephants
, 11 present (2,9)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooFasano, Brindisi, Apulia
Frederick II (Landgraf Friedrich II) Hohenstaufen of Germany
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateCremona, Sicily
Giardino Zoologico di Milano
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooMilan
Mark Shand (1951-2014)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateRome
Molinar Co
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsdealerTurin
Naples Zoo (Giardino Zoologico di Napoli)
Kept totally 11 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births6 relocated3 deathszooNapoli
Nicolay Circo Montecarlo
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Kept totally 10 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births6 relocated2 deathszooValbrembo
Paride Orfei
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusPeschiera Borromeo
Pistoia Zoo (Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooPistoia
Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateRome
Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
Kept totally 25 elephants
, 1 present (0,1)4 births4 relocated20 deathszooRome
Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathszooTurin
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