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Welcome to the Elephant encyclopedia and database www.elephant.se, owned and managed by elephant consultant Dan Koehl. (ORCID Wikipedia article Blog) Created in 1995, with over 25 years online, this is the oldest website about elephants, where old sections like Elephant Anatomy (with 36 pages), a section within the The Elephant Glossary (with 214 terms) and Frequently asked questions about elephants (FAQ) from 1995 have been revised, and will be further developed before end of 2021. The latest add-on, is a section with 505 elephant persons, and the Website elephant.se will soon become a more mobile friendly CSS layout.

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The Elephant Database is the largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individual animal records. Updated almost daily it presently presents 8852 captive living elephants , and 3505 location facilities from 125 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Theres also records of 7213 dead elephants from living and extinct species, as well as a list of Proboscideans on Taxidermy display on Museums. For statistics and overview, see summarize and graphical statistics and the latest changes in the elephant database. (RSS) On most pages sources for the individual records are declared on the bottom of the page, while a more generic presention is compiled at the page about sources and contributors.


Regional elephant listsAmerican 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 * captive elephants from West bengal, India ( under construction) * captive elephants from Sumatra Island, Indonesia (under construction) *, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India * Orphans at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya * wild elephants submitted in Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP) ( under construction)

Elephant breeding topicselephant breeding overview and list of pregnant females * All breeding cows * All breeding bulls * birth weights * stillbirths * castrated bulls * artificial insemination

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Births
Sex Species Name Birth Parents Birth location
♂ LA Yogi 2021-11-00 x Yatta Tsavo National Park
♂ EM Brazos 2021-10-21 Romeo x Bluebonnet Fort Worth Zoo
♂ EM Unnamed 2021-10-15 x Yaming Kunming Zoo
♀ EM Gayatri 2021-10-04 x Anarkali Bandhavgarh elephant camp (Bathan)
♂ EM Unnamed 2021-10-00 Gemunu x Dushya Yala Ruhunu National Park
Elephants born in: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

Reasons for elephant deathseuthanised * poisoned * falling into moats * mankillers various diseases like * Anthrax * Arthritis * Elephant Pox * Cancer * Colic * Herpesvirus * Pneumonia * Rabies * Tetanus * Tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths
Sex Species Name Death Reason Age Birth Arrival Location
† ♂ EM Mangalamkunnu Gajendran 2021? unknown Age 44 Born 1977 Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
† ♀ EM Sheena 2021-11-23 unknown Age 50 Born 1971 2000-11-19 Phoenix Zoo
† ♀ EM Gaew Ta 2021-11-13 Age ? Born 2016-12-08 Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (Montri Todtane)
† ♀ EM Karma 2021-11-10 unknown collapsed Age ? Born 2019-12-00 Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India)
† ♀ EM Thong Koon 2021-10-20 age Age ? Born Sai Yok Elephant Haven Kanchanaburi Project
Elephants dead in: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000.

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Transfers
Sex Species Name Birth Age Arrival From
♀ EM Tarra (Fluffie) 1974 47 2021-11-20 to Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
⚪ EM unknown 2020 1 2021-11-14 to Saree Elephant Training Center (PLG-Saree) Aceh unspecified location
♀ EM Kamu 1980? 41 2021-11-00 to Elephant Nature Park (ENP) Thailand unspecified location
♀ EM Gitta (Geeta) ? 2021-11-00 to Fasano Zoosafari American Circus
♀ EM Rebecca ? 2021-11-00 to Fasano Zoosafari American Circus
Elephants transfered in: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000.

5 oldest dead elephants Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Rhani (min. 83), Shirley (77-78), Shirley (72-73), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

100 Oldest living elephants
Nr Age Sex Species Name Birth Present location
1 -17149 ♂ EM Mangalamkunnu Kesavan 19170? Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
2 79 ♂ EM Kottoor Soman 1942? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
3 75 ♂ EM Moni 1946? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
4 73 ♂ EM Rajmangal 1948? Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
5 72 ♀ EM Anusha 1949 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
6 72 ♂ EM Bandula (Bandoola) 1949 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
7 72 ♂ EM Do 1949 H Mui
8 72 ♂ EM Bijli Prasad 1949 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
9 71 ♂ EM Andal 1950 Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
10 70 ♀ EM Bua Ban 1951 Maetaman Elephant Adventure
11 70 ♂ EM Boonsermsong 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
12 70 ♂ EM Pho-ngen 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
13 69 ♀ EM Savannah 1952 El Paso Zoo
14 69 ♀ EM Roongsap 1952 Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
15 69 ♂ EM Sampath (Sumpath) 1952 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
16 69 ♀ EM Nang (Mae Leh) 1952 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
17 69 ♀ LA Amy 1952? Amboseli National Park
18 68 ♀ EM Baby 1953 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
19 68 ♂ EM Anura 1953 Tama Zoological Park
20 68 ♀ EM MoMo 1953 Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
21 67 ♂ EM KamMeun 1954 Maesa Elephant Camp
22 67 ♂ EM Kuttikrishnan 1954 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
23 67 ♂ EM Gajendra 1954 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
24 67 ♀ EM Anne 1954 Longleat Safari Park
25 67 ♀ EM Jackie 1954 Natal Zoo Lion Park
26 67 ♀ EM Jasmine 1954 Natal Zoo Lion Park
27 67 ♀ EM Wassana 1954 Phuket Zoo
28 67 ♂ EM Thong Pool 1954 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
29 67 ♀ EM Khun 1954 Y Sam Luk
30 67 ♂ EM Prashant 1954? Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
31 67 ♀ EM Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) 1954? Mathigodu elephant Camp
32 66 ♀ EM Targa 1955 Augsburg Zoo
33 66 ♂ EM BanYen 1 1955 Maesa Elephant Camp
34 66 ♀ EM Anarkali 1955 Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
35 66 ♂ EM Laxman (Lakshmana) 1955 Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
36 66 ♀ EM Mo Dee 1955? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
37 65 ♂ EM Velayudhan 1956 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
38 65 ♂ EM Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) 1956 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
39 65 ♀ EM H Luan 1956 Lak Lake Travel Co
40 65 ♂ EM Balarama 1956? Mathigodu elephant Camp
41 65 ♀ LA Kizzy 1956? Amboseli National Park
42 64 ♂ EM BanYen 2 1957 Maesa Elephant Camp
43 64 ♀ EM Sarah 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
44 64 ♀ EM Aussan (Assam) 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
45 64 ♀ EM Ya Long 1957 Kunming Zoo
46 64 ♀ EM Tricia 1957 Perth Zoo
47 64 ♀ EM Thongkum (Thong Kham) 1957 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
48 64 ♀ EM Santha 1957 Shibu Joseph
49 64 ♀ LA Mable (wild) 1957? Amboseli National Park
50 63 ♀ EM Warda 1958 Ramat Gan Zoo
51 63 ♂ EM KamPann 1958 Maesa Elephant Camp
52 63 ♀ EM Gouri 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
53 63 ♂ EM Narayankutty 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
54 63 ♀ EM Ruth 1958 Buttonwood Park Zoo
55 63 ♀ EM Merry (Mary) 1958 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
56 63 ♀ EM Barkha 1958 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
57 63 ♀ EM Honey 1958 Zooparque Itatiba
58 63 ♀ EM Padmavathi (Padmavati) 1958 Mysore Zoo
59 63 ♀ EM Eng-wong (E-Wong) 1958 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
60 63 ♀ EM Mae Tong Dee 1958 GVI Elephant Rescue
61 63 ♀ EM Phanom 1958 Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
62 63 ♀ EM Said Ning Wan 1958? Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
63 62 ♀ EM Gulab 1959 Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
64 62 ♀ EM Carla 1959 Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
65 62 ♀ EM Cora 1959 Topeka Zoo
66 62 ♀ EM Mae Bounnam 1959 Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
67 62 ♂ EM Gajarajan Manikandan 1959 Sankarankulangara temple
68 62 ♀ EM Kuweni 1959 Molagoda elephant village camp
69 62 ♀ EM Chuong 1959 Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
70 62 ♂ EM Kham Ngoạt 1959 Y Tung Nie
71 62 ♂ EM Y Khun 1959 Y Ly Srue
72 62 ♀ EM Plo 1959 Y Jut B Krong
73 62 ♀ EM H Banh 1959 Y So Enuol
74 62 ⚪ EM Chum 1959 Y Dhiu H Drue
75 62 ♂ EM Mahadeswara 1959 The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
76 62 ♀ EM Sri Nuan 1959? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
77 62 ♀ EM Boontong 1959? Elephant Special Tours
78 61 ♂ EM Motek 1960 Ramat Gan Zoo
79 61 ♀ EM Devi Kali 1960 Sauraha elephant breeding centre
80 61 ♀ EM Baby 1960 Krakow Zoo
81 61 ♀ EM Annette Marie 1960 Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
82 61 ♀ EM Thara 1960 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
83 61 ♀ EM Zina (Zita, Siena) 1960 Little Rock Zoological Gardens
84 61 ♀ EM Lucky 1960 San Antonio Zoo
85 61 ♀ EM Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) 1960 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
86 61 ♂ EM Boun Su (Bon-Su) 1960 All Lao elephant camp
87 61 ♀ EM Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) 1960 Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
88 61 ♀ EM Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) 1960 Toluca Zoo
89 61 ♀ EM Saaw-eiat 1960 Phang Nga Elephant Park
90 61 ♂ EM Ganga Prasad 1960 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
91 61 ♀ EM Artaida 1960? Sofia Zoo
92 61 ♂ EM Mangalamkunnu Vijayan 1960? Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
93 61 ♀ EM Jokia 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
94 61 ♂ EM Pu Si 1960? Elephant Special Tours
95 61 ♀ EM Souai 1960? Ganesha Park
96 61 ♀ EM Pookie 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
97 60 ♂ EM KamNoi 1961 Maesa Elephant Camp
98 60 ♀ EM Honney Ball 1961 Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
99 60 ♀ LA Bahati 1961 Ramat Gan Zoo
100 60 ♀ EM Toby 1961 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Rhani (min. 83), Shirley (77-78), Shirley (72-73), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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