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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 is the largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presently presents 8689 captive living elephants , and each of the 3072 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 6922 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, 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 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
europenorthamericasouthamericaasiaafricaaustralia

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
MunEMF?2020-10-01Chang x SurinCopenhagen Zoo
unknownEMunknown?2020-10-00 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
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
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
† ♂ Ekadanta EM M 1985? 2020-10-20? 35 disease
cardiac arrest
2018-00-00Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
† ♀ Lakshmi EM F 1966? 2020-10-18 54 unknown
Dawood Meeran
† ♂ Pilane LA M 1963? 2020-10-15? 57 age
1998-00-00Pilanesberg National Park
† ♂ Rajendra EM M 1964? 2020-10-14 56 killed
by a wild bull elephant, died one day later from the wounds
Mathigodu elephant Camp
† ♂ Jai Dee EM M 2017-05-26 2020-10-13 3 disease
torsion in the intestines (twisted bowel)
2017-05-26Sydney 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
Drumbo LA F 197446 Dvur Kralove Zoo 2020-10-23Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Jack LA M 199228 Sosto Zoo 2020-10-20Basel Zoo
Jogi LA M 2014-08-146 La Teste Zoo du Bassin d´Arcachon 2020-10-14Wuppertal Zoo
Arya EM F 1965?55 Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India) 2020-10-00India unspecified location
Dingane LA M 2002?18 Buffalo Kloof Private Game Reserve 2020-10-00Tembe Elephant 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

100 Oldest Living Elephants

NrAgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
178Kottoor Soman EM M1942? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
276Shirley EM F1944 x Wild Adventures
375Sumatra EM F1945? x Circus Corty Althoff
474Moni EM M1946? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
572Shirley EM F1948 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
672Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
772Rajmangal EM M1948? x Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
871Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
971Duna EM F1949 x Unknown
1071Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
1171Do EM M1949 x H Mui
1271Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
1370Andal EM M1950 x Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
1470Dinesan EM M1950 x Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
1570Elu EM F1950? x Unknown
1669Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Camp
1769Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) EM F1951 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
1869Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1969Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
2069Geetha EM F1951 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
2168Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
2268Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
2368Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
2468Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
2568Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
2668Amy LA F1952? x Amboseli National Park
2767Billie (Billy) EM F1953 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
2867Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
2967Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
3067Kham Poy EM F1953 x Unknown
3167MoMo EM F1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
3266KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
3366Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
3466Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
3566Anne EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
3666Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
3766Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
3866Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
3966Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
4066Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
4166Prashant EM M1954? x Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
4266Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) EM F1954? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
4365Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
4465BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
4565Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
4665Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
4765Mony (Moni) EM F1955 x Unknown
4865New Tusker EM M1955 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
4965Bua Kam EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
5065Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
5164Patra EM F1956 x Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
5264Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
5364Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
5464H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
5564Balarama EM M1956? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
5663BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
5763Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
5863Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
5963Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
6063Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
6163Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
6263Santha EM F1957 x Shibu Joseph
6363Sekandra LA M1957? x Red Star Circus (New Star Circus)
6462Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
6562KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
6662Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
6762Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
6862Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
6962Eleanor LA F1958 x Tsavo National Park
7062Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
7162Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
7262Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
7362Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo
7462Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
7562Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
7662Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
7762Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
7861Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
7961Carla EM F1959 x Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
8061Lakshmi EM F1959 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
8161Cora EM F1959 x Topeka Zoo
8261Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
8361Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
8461Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
8561Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
8661Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
8761Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
8861Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
8961H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
9061Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
9161Mahadeswara EM M1959 x The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
9261Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
9361Burma (Birma) EM F1959? x Taronga Western Plains Zoo
9461Boontong EM F1959? x TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital)
9560Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
9660Devi Khali (Maan?) EM F1960 x KMTNC Hattisar
9760Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
9860Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
9960Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
10060Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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