Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl

The elephant database

Elephant information and database since 1995

Welcome to and The Elephant Database. owned and managed by elephant consultant Dan Koehl. (ORCID Wikipedia article)

With 25 years online, this is the oldest and largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presently presents 8661 captive living elephants , and each of the 2981 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 6851 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 ( 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 (

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:

  Just copy the code below, and paste it where you want the newsticker:

The database overview with numbers from 6 regions with elephant exhibiting countries

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 Sumatra Island, Indonesia (NEW! under construction) *, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India * Orphans at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya

Elephant breeding topics

elephant breeding overview and list of pregnant females * birth weights * stillbirths * castrated bulls * artificial insemination

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Births

notnamedLAF?2020-08-05Kibo x ChupaErfurt Zoo
notnamedEMM?2020-07-19Ramdhan (wild) x RukminiKaziranga unspecified elephant camp
stillborn (premature)EMF?2020-07-16Mekong x Ma Ya YeeEmmen Zoo
notnamedEMM?2020-07-06Raja x RaniSt Louis Zoo
Leev Ma RieEMF?2020-06-18Bindu x Shu Thu ZarCologne Zoo (Zoo Köln)
Elephants born in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Show only Asians, only Africans, both or 7 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirths
The latest births of elephants
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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

notnamed EM M 2020-07-06 2020-08-02 0 euthanised
developmental impairments limiting his ability to feed
St Louis Zoo
Kuttisankaran EM M 1962 2020-07-26 58 age
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
Chang EM M 1981-11-10 2020-07-24 39 disease
temporal gland problems, weakened immune system, diarrhea
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
noname (wild) EM M ~1995 2020-07-17 ? accident
found dead after getting stuck in a swamp encroached on by a farmer at Manvayal in Gudalur Forest Division
Nilgiris District unspecified location
stillborn (premature) EM F 2020-07-16 2020-07-16 0 stillborn
Emmen 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

Boontong EM F 1959?61 TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital) 2020-08-03Elephant Special Tours
Trinh EM F 198238 Neunkirchen Zoo 2020-07-22Leipzig Zoo
Hoa EM F 198535 Neunkirchen Zoo 2020-07-22Leipzig Zoo
Ekol EM F 2017-01-183 Bolshoi Moscow State Circus 2020-07-00Rostov Zoo (Rostovskii-na-Donu zoopark)
Fahim EM M 2005-07-2415 Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 2020-06-25Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park)
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

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Oldest Living Elephants

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AgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
Show 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 oldest elephants in the database which are over 40 years. Show only Asians, only Africans, both
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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No elephant with the name in the database. !

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