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Elephant Encyclopedia - information and database - established 1995

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

The Elephant Database largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presently presents 8685 captive living elephants , and each of the 3005 location facilities from 123 countries in 6 continent 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 6884 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, 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 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
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Regional elephant lists

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 * * captive elephants from West bengal, India (NEW! under construction) * captive elephants from Sumatra Island, Indonesia (NEW! 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) (NEW! under construction)

Elephant breeding topics

elephant 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
YuvrajEMM?2020-08-30Kiranraj x MotiraniDhupjhora elephant camp (Gorumara Central Pilkhana)
Lapa (wild)LAM?2020-08-22 x LenanaTsavo National Park
† ♂ notnamedEMM?2020-08-19Thai x OmyshaZurich Zoo
SudhaEMF?2020-08-17 x SuvarnaBannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
AyokaLAF?2020-08-05Kibo x ChupaErfurt Zoo
Elephants born in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 Show only Asians, only Africans, both or 8 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirthsThe latest births of elephants
on your website!

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

NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonArrivalLocation
† ♀ Carla EM F 2020-09-24 ? age
2011-12-27Rio de Janeiro Zoo
† ♀ Kalpana Salva EM F ~1982 2020-09-21 ? age
age-related ailments
2004-10-00Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
† ♂ notnamed (wild bull) EM M <2016 2020-09-18 ? killed
by tiger
Bandipur National Park
† ♂ Sombhun EM M 2013-03-31 2020-09-17 7 disease
suspicion: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
2019-00-00Baan Na Klang (village)
† ♀ Thi Ha Way EM F 1982 2020-09-16 38 euthanised
arthritis problems
1991-10-02Chester Zoo
Elephants dead in: 2020 | 2019 | 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
Bambi EM F 196852 Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (ESB) 2020-09-26Ribeirão Bosque Zoo
Astra EM F 1980-00-0040 Leipzig Zoo 2020-09-25Tierpark Berlin
Thuza EM F 2008-12-1312 Leipzig Zoo 2020-09-25Tierpark Berlin
Kewa EM F 1983-00-0037 Leipzig Zoo 2020-09-24Tierpark Berlin
Pantha EM F 2012-06-018 Leipzig Zoo 2020-09-24Tierpark Berlin
Elephants transfered in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

100 Oldest Living Elephants

NrAgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
176Shirley EM F1944 x Wild Adventures
272Shirley EM F1948 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
372Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
471Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
571Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
671Do EM M1949 x H Mui
771Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
870Andal EM M1950 x Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
970Dinesan EM M1950 x Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
1070Elu EM F1950? x Unknown
1169Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Camp
1269Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) EM F1951 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
1369Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1469Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1569Geetha EM F1951 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
1668Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
1768Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
1868Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
1968Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
2068Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
2168Amy LA F1952? x Amboseli National Park
2267Billie (Billy) EM F1953 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
2367Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
2467Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
2567Kham Poy EM F1953 x Unknown
2667MoMo EM F1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
2766KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
2866Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
2966Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
3066Annie EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
3166Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
3266Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
3366Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
3466Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
3566Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
3666Prashant EM M1954? x Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
3766Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) EM F1954? x Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
3865Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
3965BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
4065Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
4165Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
4265Mony (Moni) EM F1955 x Unknown
4365New Tusker EM M1955 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
4465Bua Kam EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
4565Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
4664Patra EM F1956 x Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
4764Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
4864Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
4964H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
5064Balarama EM M1956? x Mathigodu elephant Camp (Thithimathi)
5163BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
5263Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
5363Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
5463Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
5563Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
5663Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
5763Santha EM F1957 x Shibu Joseph
5863Sekandra LA M1957? x Red Star Circus (New Star Circus)
5962Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
6062KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
6162Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
6262Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
6362Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
6462Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
6562Eleanor LA F1958 x Tsavo National Park
6662Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
6762Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
6862Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
6962Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
7062Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
7162Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
7262Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
7361Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
7461Lakshmi EM F1959 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
7561Cora EM F1959 x Topeka Zoo
7661Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
7761Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
7861Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
7961Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
8061Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
8161Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
8261Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
8361H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
8461Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
8561Mahadeswara EM M1959 x The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
8661Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
8761Burma (Birma) EM F1959? x Western Plains Zoo
8861Boontong EM F1959? x TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital)
8960Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
9060Devi Khali (Maan?) EM F1960 x KMTNC Hattisar
9160Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
9260Peggy (Eva) EM F1960 x Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
9360Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
9460Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
9560Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
9660Lucky EM F1960 x San Antonio Zoo
9760Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) EM F1960 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
9860Boun Su (Bon-Su) EM M1960 x All Lao elephant camp
9960Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) EM F1960 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
10060Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) EM F1960 x Toluca Zoo (Zoologico de Zacango)
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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