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Absolut elephant

Elephant information and database since 1995

This is the oldest and largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presents 8503 captive living elephants (including 867 breeding cows and 297 breeding bulls) , and each of the 2850 location facilities in 122 countries in 6 regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Above you can either search for an elephants name, a location name or for a certain country. You can also use the navigation links on top, on "database" you can choose births and deaths for any given year 1880-today from the list of 6504 dead elephants from both species.Please like this website on Facebook.

Click on a country to see overview of statistical number and the category of different locations within the country

When you click on a location: four different category tabs let you choose how much, and what you want to see: (the tabs also show how many individuals are within each category) Location info contains basic records and history about a location, present give an overview over the elephants living on the location now, births list the elephants which was born on the location, deaths the one that died there, and total gives a full-leangth list of all elephants which was ever at the location.

Elephants with unknown present or death location, origin, birth or previous location, are listed on the fictional location unknown location. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, please contact us.

Click on every elephant to see the individual presentaton with history on present and past locations, and see eventual existing and documented parentage and offspring

There are also a number of sections with different data sorts, like regional studbooks and breeding, transfer and relocations of elephants, births and deaths, disease and longevity, and year lists from 1880-today. You can also see the list of elephant mankillers, list of elephant names, summarize and graphical statistics and the latest changes in the elephant database. (RSS) Please contact us if you find any errors in this database or would like to share any news of elephant births, deaths, or transfers. If you have a website, blog or similair, you can put the newsticker you see to the right, which automatically gets updated with the 10 latest births:

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The database overview with numbers from 6 regions with elephant exhibiting countries
europenorthamericasouthamericaasiaafricaaustralia

Regional elephant studbooks

American studbook * Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook * European studbook * Japanese studbook * captive elephants from Andaman Islands, India * captive elephants from Karnataka, India * captive elephants from Kerala, India, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India

Elephant breeding topics

elephant breeding overview and list of pregnant females * birth weights * stillbirths * castrated bulls * artificial insemination

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Births

NameSpeciesSexWeightBirthParentsLocation
notnamedEMM?2018-05-18Aung Bo x Thai (Thi Ha Way)Chester Zoo
BrausepaulEMM100.00 kg
220 lbs
2018-05-05Gajendra x ShilaCarl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
ThornEMM?2018-05-04Samson x Rozie (Rozana)Albuquerque Biological Park
TarzenEMM?2018-04-11Chang x Khaing Phyo PhyoPlanckendael Zoo
notnamedEMF?2018-04-08Numsurin (พลายหนุ่มสุรินทร์) x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
Elephants born in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Show only Asians, only Africans, both or 6 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirths
The latest births of elephants
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Reasons for elephant deaths

euthanised * poisoned * falling into moats * mankillers various diseases like arthritis * elephant pox * cancer * colic * herpesvirus * pneumonia * rabies * tetanus * tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths

NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonLocation
Punga LA M 2007-03-11 2018-05-08 11 disease
double mesenteric root torsion: twisted gut
Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
Bakra (wild) EM M ~1960 2018-05-03 ? accident
fell into a ditch
Karnataka unspecified location
Shibi LA F 1977-01-01 2018-05-00 41 euthanised
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Molly LA F 2018-05-00 ? disease
fractured jaw from gunshot
Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN)
Pananchery Bhagavathy EM F ~1957 2018-05-00 ?
Harindra Nath M. K.
Elephants dead in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Transfers

NameSpeciesSexBirthAgeLocationArrivalFrom
Mbegu LA F 20144 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi 2018-05-21David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
Ndotto LA M 20144 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi 2018-05-21David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
Lasayen LA M 20144 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi 2018-05-21David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
unknown EM unknown 2017?1 Kottor Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) 2018-05-18Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta)
Shanti EM M 2008-05-0610 Szeged Zoo 2018-05-16Osnabruck Zoo
Elephants transfered in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

5 Oldest Living Elephants

AgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
74Shirley EM F1944 x Wild Adventures
70Ambika EM F1948 x Smithsonian National Zoological Park
70Shirley EM F1948 x The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
70Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
70Minnie EM F1948 x Carson and Barnes Circus
Show 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 oldest elephants in the database which are over 40 years. Show only Asians, only Africans, both
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).


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