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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 29 years online, this is the oldest website about elephants, where old sections like Elephant Anatomy (with 45 pages), a section within the The Elephant Glossary (with 273 terms) and Frequently asked questions about elephants (FAQ) from 1995 have been revised, will be further developed, and the Website elephant.se will soon become a more mobile friendly CSS layout.

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 8942 captive living elephants , and 3894 location facilities from 125 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Theres also records of 7602 dead elephants from living and extinct species, as well as a list of almost 200 fossils and dead speciemens of Proboscideans on display in 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.The latest add-on, is a section with 3126 elephant persons.

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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 Jaipur in Rajastan, 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
♂ LA Unnamed 2024-05-27 Kibo x Chupa Erfurt Zoo
♀ EM Unnamed 2024-04-06 Sarma x Fuja Sebanga-Duri Elephant Center (Riau)
⚪ EM Unnamed 2024-03-20 Pandu x Shanthi Pinnawala elephant orphanage
♂ LA Malik 2024-03-14 x Maya Bioparc Valencia
† ⚪ LA Unnamed 2024-03-10 Yoga x Panzi Boras Zoo
Elephants born in: 2024 | 2023 | 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 Baylor 2010-05-04 14 2024-05-07 to Denver Zoo Houston Zoo
♀ LA Sweni 1993 31 2024-05-03 to Magdeburg Zoo Wuppertal Zoo
♂ EM Chuck 2008-07-15 16 2024-05-00 to Houston Zoo Denver Zoo
♂ LA Jambo 2004-03-15 20 2024-05-00 to Sosto Zoo Bioparc Valencia
♂ EM Ein She Min 2009-05-23 15 2024-05-00 to Madrid Safari Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
Elephants transfered in: 2024 | 2023 | 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
† ♂ LA Ntshembo 2024-05-21 Age ? Born Kruger National Park
† ♂ EM Louis 2024-05-18 disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus Age 4 Born 2020-12-02 2021-12-00 Elephant Special Tours
† ♀ EM Lady 2024-05-15 age Age ? Born 2019-11-29 Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (ESB)
† ♂ LA Tonka 2024-05-08 euthanised acute pain and swelling in his left front leg Age 45 Born 1979 1981-03-10 Knoxville Zoo
† ♀ EM Carol 2024-05-00 age Age ? Born Myakka Elephant Ranch
Elephants dead in: 2024 | 2023 | 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 with confirmed birth year is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Rhani (min. 83), Shirley (77-78), Shirley (72-73), Savannah (min. 71), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

10 Oldest living elephants with confirmed birth or earliest arrival records
Nr Age Sex Species Name Birth Present location
1 71 ♀ EM MoMo 1953 Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
2 70 ♀ EM Anne 1954 Longleat Safari Park
3 66 ♀ EM Ruth 1958 Buttonwood Park Zoo
4 66 ♀ EM Honey 1958 Zooparque Itatiba
5 65 ♀ EM Gulab 1959 Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
6 65 ♀ EM Vana 1959 Platschow Elefantenhof
7 65 ♀ EM Carla 1959 Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
8 65 ♀ EM Cora 1959 Topeka Zoo
9 64 ♀ EM Baby 1960 Krakow Zoo
10 64 ♀ EM Annette Marie 1960 Elephant Walk



20 possibly oldest living elephants by claim, but with unconfirmed birth or earliest arrival records
Nr Age Sex Species Name Claimed Birth Present location
1 82 ♂ EM Kottoor Soman 1942? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
2 78 ♂ EM Moni 1946? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
3 76 ♂ EM Rajmangal 1948? Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
4 75 ♀ EM Anusha 1949 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
5 75 ♂ EM Do 1949 H Mui
6 75 ♂ EM Bijli Prasad 1949 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
7 74 ♂ EM Andal 1950 Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
8 73 ♀ EM Bua Ban 1951 Maetaman Elephant Adventure
9 73 ♀ EM Pang Sombourn 1951 Surin elephant study center (Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village)
10 73 ♂ EM Boonsermsong 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
11 73 ♂ EM Pho-ngen 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
12 72 ♀ EM Roongsap 1952 Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
13 72 ♂ EM Sampath 1952 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
14 72 ♀ LA Amy 1952? Amboseli National Park
15 71 ♀ EM Baby 1953 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
16 71 ♂ EM Anura 1953 Tama Zoological Park
17 70 ♂ EM KamMeun 1954 Maesa Elephant Camp
18 70 ♂ EM Kuttikrishnan 1954 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
19 70 ♂ EM Gajendra 1954 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
20 70 ♂ EM Jao Thong 1954 Phuket Elephant Sanctuary


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