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 Elephant Anatomy, 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 8834 captive living elephants , and each of the 3382 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 7137 dead elephants from both species, as well as a list of Proboscideans on Taxidermy display on Museums.

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 "The Elephant" by Carl Linnaeus, who thought his elephant came from Ceylon, but later research with DNA, confirmed it is actually an African elephant, today located at the Swedish Museum of Natural History (https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2986). The new lectotype for Asian elephant since 2013 is Hansken (Born 1630. Dead 1655-11-09) since 1775 located at La Specola Museum of Zoology and Natural History in Firenze, Italy

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
notnamedLAF?2021-07-18Jack (Jackson) x ZuriPittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
BaichaEMM?2021-07-07Mai Muang x BaitoeyNong Nooch Tropical Gardens
notnamedEMF?2021-06-21?Winner x BegümcanIzmir Sasali Wildlife Park
UnnamedEMM?2021-06-17Hank x PhoebeColumbus Zoo and Aquarium
Petit JackEMM129.50 kg
284.9 lbs
2021-06-16
after 688 days gestation
Upali x NinaDompierre Le Pal Zoo
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
NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonArrivalLocation
† ♀ Balussery Jagathambika EM F 2021-08-00 ?
E K Govindan Chettiyar
† ♀ Mala LA F 1985 2021-07-30? 36 disease
cancer in the Lymph nodes
1988-00-00Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
† ♀ Marry EM F 1990 2021-07-23 31 unknown
1996-05-01Tokushima Zoo
† ♀ Tendi EM F 1998-07-19 2021-07-20 23 euthanised
dysplasia of the knee joints?
2000-10-07Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)
† ♀ unnamed (wild) EM F 2021-07-17 ? disease
Anthrax
Coimbatore forest division
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
Big Boy EM M 1983-09-0938 Ostok animal sanctuary 2021-07-18Culiacan Zoo
Dulumoni EM F ? Kaziranga unspecified elephant camp 2021-07-15Jiten Gogoi
unknown EM unknown 2020-12-001 Kaziranga unspecified elephant camp 2021-07-15Jiten Gogoi
Vikram EM M 196556 Rampura camp 2021-07-03Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
Alexander EM M 197843 Lodz Zoo 2021-07-02Munster 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), Rhani (min. 83), 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)
373Rajmangal EM M1948? x Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
472Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
572Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
672Do EM M1949 x H Mui
772Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
871Andal EM M1950 x Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
970Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Adventure
1070Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1170Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1269Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
1369Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
1469Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
1569Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
1669Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
1769Amy LA F1952? x Amboseli National Park
1868Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
1968Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
2068MoMo EM F1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
2167KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
2267Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
2367Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
2467Anne EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
2567Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
2667Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
2767Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
2867Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
2967Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
3067Prashant EM M1954? x Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
3167Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) EM F1954? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
3266Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
3366BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
3466Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
3566Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
3666Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
3765Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
3865Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
3965H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
4065Balarama EM M1956? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
4164BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
4264Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4364Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4464Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
4564Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
4664Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
4764Santha EM F1957 x Shibu Joseph
4864Mable (wild) LA F1957? x Amboseli National Park
4963Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
5063KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
5163Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
5263Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
5363Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
5463Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
5563Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
5663Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
5763Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo
5863Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
5963Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
6063Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
6163Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
6262Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
6362Carla EM F1959 x Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
6462Cora EM F1959 x Topeka Zoo
6562Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
6662Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
6762Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
6862Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
6962Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
7062Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
7162Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
7262H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
7362Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
7462Mahadeswara EM M1959 x The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
7562Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
7662Boontong EM F1959? x Elephant Special Tours
7761Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
7861Devi Kali EM F1960 x Sauraha elephant breeding centre
7961Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
8061Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
8161Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
8261Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
8361Lucky EM F1960 x San Antonio Zoo
8461Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) EM F1960 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
8561Boun Su (Bon-Su) EM M1960 x All Lao elephant camp
8661Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) EM F1960 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
8761Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) EM F1960 x Toluca Zoo
8861Saaw-eiat EM F1960 x Phang Nga Elephant Park
8961Ganga Prasad EM M1960 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
9061Gange EM F1960 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
9161Artaida EM F1960? x Sofia Zoo
9261Jokia EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9361Pu Si EM M1960? x Elephant Special Tours
9461Souai EM F1960? x Ganesha Park
9561Pookie EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9660KamNoi EM M1961 x Maesa Elephant Camp
9760Honney Ball EM F1961 x Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
9860Bahati LA F1961 x Ramat Gan Zoo
9960Toby EM F1961 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
10060Baby EM F1961 x 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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