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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 236 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 2171 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 8896 captive living elephants , and 3681 location facilities from 125 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Theres also records of 7337 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
♂ EM Unnamed 2022-11-25 Luk Chai x Mali Melbourne Zoo
♀ EM Unnamed 2022-11-16 Luk Chai x Dokkoon Melbourne Zoo
⚪ LA Unnamed 2022-11-09 x Matla Bioparc Valencia
♂ EM Tukada (twin) 2022-10-24 Doc x Mali Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
♂ EM Yaad (twin) 2022-10-24 Doc x Mali Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
Elephants born in: 2022 | 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 Lakshmi 2022-11-30 unknown suddenly fainted and die Age ? Born 1998-00-00 Manakula Vinayagar Temple
† ♂ EM Dahlip 2022-11-24 euthanised collapsed and couldnt rise Age 56 Born 1966? 1995-06-02 Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
† ♂ EM Gopalaswamy 2022-11-23 trauma died of injuries after being attacked by wild elephants Age 42 Born 1980 Mathigodu elephant Camp
† ♂ LA Lugard 2022-11-21? unknown Age 15 Born 2007 2007-00-00 Tsavo National Park
† ♂ LA Tsavo 2022-11-21 unknown infection Age 2 Born 2020-03-06 2020-03-06 Wuppertal Zoo
Elephants dead in: 2022 | 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 Sabu (Sabu-hit) 1988 34 2022-11-08 to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
♀ EM Nhi Linh 2013-08-10 9 2022-11-06 to Smithsonian National Zoological Park Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
♂ EM Kyan 2012-11-01 10 2022-09-13 to Lodz Zoo Veszprem Kittenberger Kalman Zoo
♂ EM Jao Thong 1954 68 2022-09-08 to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Krabi TECC elephant hospital
♀ EM Wara Pim 2022-09-08 0 2022-09-03 to Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens
Elephants transfered in: 2022 | 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 80 ♂ EM Kottoor Soman 1942? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
2 76 ♂ EM Moni 1946? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
3 74 ♂ EM Rajmangal 1948? Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
4 73 ♀ EM Anusha 1949 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
5 73 ♂ EM Do 1949 H Mui
6 73 ♂ EM Bijli Prasad 1949 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
7 72 ♂ EM Andal 1950 Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
8 71 ♀ EM Bua Ban 1951 Maetaman Elephant Adventure
9 71 ♂ EM Boonsermsong 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
10 71 ♂ EM Pho-ngen 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
11 70 ♀ EM Savannah 1952 El Paso Zoo
12 70 ♀ EM Roongsap 1952 Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
13 70 ♂ EM Sampath (Sumpath) 1952 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
14 70 ♀ EM Nang (Mae Leh) 1952 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
15 70 ♀ LA Amy 1952? Amboseli National Park
16 69 ♀ EM Baby 1953 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
17 69 ♂ EM Anura 1953 Tama Zoological Park
18 69 ♀ EM MoMo 1953 Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
19 68 ♂ EM KamMeun 1954 Maesa Elephant Camp
20 68 ♂ EM Kuttikrishnan 1954 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
21 68 ♂ EM Gajendra 1954 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
22 68 ♀ EM Anne 1954 Longleat Safari Park
23 68 ♂ EM Jao Thong 1954 Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
24 68 ♀ EM Wassana 1954 Phuket Zoo
25 68 ♂ EM Thong Pool 1954 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
26 68 ♀ EM Khun 1954 Y Sam Luk
27 68 ♂ EM Prashant 1954? Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
28 68 ♀ EM Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) 1954? Mathigodu elephant Camp
29 67 ♂ EM BanYen 1 1955 Maesa Elephant Camp
30 67 ♀ EM Anarkali 1955 Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
31 67 ♂ EM Laxman (Lakshmana) 1955 Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
32 67 ♀ EM Mo Dee 1955? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
33 66 ♂ EM Velayudhan 1956 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
34 66 ♂ EM Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) 1956 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
35 66 ♀ EM H Luan 1956 Lak Lake Travel Co
36 66 ♂ EM Balarama 1956? Mathigodu elephant Camp
37 66 ♀ LA Kizzy 1956? Amboseli National Park
38 66 ♀ EM Gomathi 1956? M. R. Palayam Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (ERRC)
39 65 ♂ EM BanYen 2 1957 Maesa Elephant Camp
40 65 ♀ EM Sarah 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
41 65 ♀ EM Aussan (Assam) 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
42 65 ♀ EM Ya Long 1957 Kunming Zoo
43 65 ♀ EM Thongkum (Thong Kham) 1957 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
44 65 ♀ EM Santha 1957 Shibu Joseph
45 65 ♀ LA Mable (wild) 1957? Amboseli National Park
46 64 ♀ EM Warda 1958 Ramat Gan Zoo
47 64 ♂ EM KamPann 1958 Maesa Elephant Camp
48 64 ♀ EM Gouri 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
49 64 ♂ EM Narayankutty 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
50 64 ♀ EM Ruth 1958 Buttonwood Park Zoo
51 64 ♀ EM Merry (Mary) 1958 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
52 64 ♀ EM Barkha 1958 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
53 64 ♀ EM Honey 1958 Zooparque Itatiba
54 64 ♀ EM Padmavathi (Padmavati) 1958 Mysore Zoo
55 64 ♀ EM Eng-wong (E-Wong) 1958 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
56 64 ♀ EM Mae Tong Dee 1958 GVI Elephant Rescue
57 64 ♀ EM Phanom 1958 Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
58 64 ♀ EM Said Ning Wan 1958? Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
59 63 ♀ EM Gulab 1959 Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
60 63 ♀ EM Carla 1959 Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
61 63 ♀ EM Cora 1959 Topeka Zoo
62 63 ♀ EM Mae Bounnam 1959 Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
63 63 ♂ EM Gajarajan Manikandan 1959 Sankarankulangara temple
64 63 ♀ EM Kuweni 1959 Millangoda elephant camp
65 63 ♀ EM Chuong 1959 Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
66 63 ♂ EM Kham Ngoạt 1959 Y Tung Nie
67 63 ♂ EM Y Khun 1959 Y Ly Srue
68 63 ♀ EM Plo 1959 Y Jut B Krong
69 63 ⚪ EM Chum 1959 Y Dhiu H Drue
70 63 ♂ EM Mahadeswara 1959 The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
71 63 ♀ EM Sri Nuan 1959? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
72 62 ♀ EM Devi Kali 1960 Sauraha elephant breeding centre
73 62 ♀ EM Baby 1960 Krakow Zoo
74 62 ♀ EM Annette Marie 1960 Elephant Walk
75 62 ♀ EM Thara 1960 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
76 62 ♀ EM Zina (Zita, Siena) 1960 Little Rock Zoological Gardens
77 62 ♀ EM Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) 1960 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
78 62 ♂ EM Boun Su (Bon-Su) 1960 All Lao elephant camp
79 62 ♀ EM Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) 1960 Surin elephant study center (Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village)
80 62 ♀ EM Saaw-eiat 1960 Phang Nga Elephant Park
81 62 ♂ EM Ganga Prasad 1960 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
82 62 ♂ EM Mangalamkunnu Vijayan 1960? Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
83 62 ♀ EM Jokia 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
84 62 ♂ EM Pu Si 1960? Elephant Special Tours
85 62 ♀ EM Souai 1960? Ganesha Park
86 62 ♀ EM Pookie 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
87 61 ♂ EM KamNoi 1961 Maesa Elephant Camp
88 61 ♀ EM Honney Ball 1961 Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
89 61 ♀ LA Bahati 1961 Ramat Gan Zoo
90 61 ♀ EM Toby 1961 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
91 61 ♀ EM Baby 1961 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
92 61 ♀ EM Vijaya 1961 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
93 61 ♀ EM Vickie (Vicky, Vates) 1961 George Carden Circus International
94 61 ♀ EM Trompita (Bombi) 1961 La Aurora Zoo
95 61 ♂ EM Arjuna 1961 Balle Elephant Camp
96 61 ♀ EM Gom Phoy 1961 Kulen Elephant Forest
97 61 ♀ EM Good 1961 Maetaman Elephant Adventure
98 61 ♀ EM Ghaeo II 1961 Elephant Special Tours
99 61 ♀ EM Mae Boun 1961 Nok Mueang elephant camp
100 61 ♀ EM Daorueng 1961 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
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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