The elephant database


Elephant Encyclopedia - information and database - established 1995

Pro elephantidarum hoc tempore
For Elephants – with the Times

Welcome to the Elephant encyclopedia and www.elephant.se, owned and managed by elephant consultant Dan Koehl. (ORCID Wikipedia article)

With 25 years online, this is the oldest website about elephants, presently under renovation, where old sections like The Elephant Glossary and Frequently asked questions about elephants (FAQ) from 1995 will soon be revised, updated and further developed.

Elephant database

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The Elephant Database is the largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presently presents 8844 captive living elephants , and each of the 3171 location facilities from 123 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Above you can either search for an elephants name, capture year, import year, transfer year, 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 7016 dead elephants from both species..

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-length 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, and elephant with unknown destiny are also listed at lost, to follow up, while possible duplicates (two different records elephants who may be the same elephant) are listed at possible duplicates?. If you have any information regarding those elephants, 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. each individual has a number in the database, each location also, and the number one; Sebas pickled elephant (https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1) was the first description of an Asian elephant by Carl Linnaeus, although later research with DNA, confirmed its actually an African elephant, today located at the Swedish Museum of Natural History (https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2986).

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 elephants with submitted documented birth weights, elephants with submitted documented body weights elephants with submitted documented body heights, 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 any of the newstickers you see to the left, which automatically gets updated.

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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
NameSpeciesSexWeightBirthParentsBirth location
UnnamedEMF?2021-04-28Assam x AngèleBudapest Zoo
UnnamedLAM?2021-04-07?Yoga x DuduBoras Zoo
† ♀ UnnamedLAF?2021-03-26Yoga x PanziBoras Zoo
WinnieEMF?2021-03-10 x TupeloHouston Zoo
unknownEM?2021-03-04 x BanumathiSakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
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 arthritis * elephant pox * cancer * colic * herpesvirus * pneumonia * rabies * tetanus * tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths
NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonArrivalLocation
† ♀ Boon Klong EM F 1980? 2021-05-07? 41 accident
struck by lightning
Pattaya Elephant Village
† ♀ Tai EM F 1966 2021-05-00 55 unknown
2018-00-00The Preserve (Gary and Kari Johnson)
† ♂ Thabo EM M 2017-09-25 2021-04-28? 4 disease
Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
2017-09-25Amersfoort Zoo
† ♀ Rani EM F 1963 2021-04-26 58 euthanised
weak from old age, stopped eating
1967-05-25Liberec Zoo
† ♀ Jele EM F 2021-04-22 ?
2015-11-18WFFT wildlife rescue center and Elephant refuge
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
NameSpeciesSexBirthAgeLocationArrivalFrom
Jenny EM F 196952 Taigan Belogorsk Lion Safari-Park 2021-04-17Kazan Circus
Magda EM F 197249 Taigan Belogorsk Lion Safari-Park 2021-04-17Kazan Circus
Tusker LA M 199229 Basel Zoo 2021-04-07Rhenen Zoo
Big Boy EM M 1983-09-0938 Culiacan Zoo 2021-04-07Fuentes Gasca Bros circus
Tsandzikle LA M 2010-12-2711 San Diego Zoo 2021-04-00Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
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 elephantsAmong oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Shirley (77-78), Shirley (72-73), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

100 Oldest living elephants
NrAgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
179Kottoor Soman EM M1942? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
275Moni EM M1946? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
373Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
473Rajmangal EM M1948? x Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
572Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
672Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
772Do EM M1949 x H Mui
872Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
971Andal EM M1950 x Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
1070Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Adventure
1170Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) EM F1951 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
1270Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1370Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1469Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
1569Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
1669Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
1769Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
1869Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
1969Amy LA F1952? x Amboseli National Park
2068Billie (Billy) EM F1953 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
2168Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
2268Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
2368MoMo EM F1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
2467KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
2567Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
2667Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
2767Anne EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
2867Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
2967Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
3067Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
3167Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
3267Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
3367Prashant EM M1954? x Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
3467Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) EM F1954? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
3566Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
3666BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
3766Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
3866Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
3966Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
4065Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
4165Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
4265H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
4365Balarama EM M1956? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
4464BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
4564Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4664Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4764Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
4864Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
4964Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
5064Santha EM F1957 x Shibu Joseph
5163Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
5263KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
5363Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
5463Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
5563Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
5663Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
5763Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
5863Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
5963Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo
6063Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
6163Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
6263Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
6363Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
6462Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
6562Carla EM F1959 x Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
6662Cora EM F1959 x Topeka Zoo
6762Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
6862Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
6962Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
7062Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
7162Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
7262Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
7362Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
7462H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
7562Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
7662Mahadeswara EM M1959 x The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
7762Padra EM F1959? x Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
7862Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
7962Boontong EM F1959? x Elephant Special Tours
8061Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
8161Devi Kali EM F1960 x Sauraha elephant breeding centre
8261Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
8361Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
8461Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
8561Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
8661Lucky EM F1960 x San Antonio Zoo
8761Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) EM F1960 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
8861Boun Su (Bon-Su) EM M1960 x All Lao elephant camp
8961Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) EM F1960 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
9061Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) EM F1960 x Toluca Zoo
9161Saaw-eiat EM F1960 x Phang Nga Elephant Park
9261Ganga Prasad EM M1960 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
9361Gange EM F1960 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
9461Artaida EM F1960? x Sofia Zoo
9561Jokia EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9661Pu Si EM M1960? x Elephant Special Tours
9761Souai EM F1960? x Ganesha Park
9861Pookie EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9960KamNoi EM M1961 x Maesa Elephant Camp
10060Honney Ball EM F1961 x Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Shirley (77-78), Shirley (72-73), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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