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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 25 years online, this is the oldest website about elephants, where old sections like Elephant Anatomy (with 36 pages), a section within the The Elephant Glossary (with 234 terms) and Frequently asked questions about elephants (FAQ) from 1995 have been revised, and will be further developed before end of 2021. The latest add-on, is a section with 1838 elephant persons, and the Website elephant.se will soon become a more mobile friendly CSS layout.

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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 8893 captive living elephants , and 3636 location facilities from 125 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Theres also records of 7285 dead elephants from living and extinct species, as well as a list of Proboscideans on Taxidermy display on 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.


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
Sex Species Name Birth Parents Birth location
♂ EM Unnamed 2022-05-07 141.50 kg 311.3 lbs Mekong x Sandry Knies Kinderzoo
♀ LA Jennie 2022-04-16 x Tata Elephant Experience Victoria Falls
♀ EM Gee Pich 2022-03-25 x Gee Pael Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
⚪ EM Unknown 2022-03-15 x Khao Kheow Open Zoo
♂ LA Mambo 2022-03-08 x Mutara Tsavo National Park
Elephants born in: 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
† ♂ EM Nandan 2022-05-14 anesthesia Age ? Born 2010-10-25 Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary camp
† ♂ EM Mithun 2022-05-05 disease Age ? Born 2021-06-14 Dudhwa elephant base camp (Dudhwa National Park)
† ♂ LA Tolstoy 2022-04-27 trauma infection from spear wound Age 51 Born 1971 Amboseli National Park
† ♀ EM Vijayalaksmi 2022-04-27 food related digestive problems Age ? Born ~1954 1973-00-00 Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
† ♀ EM Tammy 2022-04-14 unknown chronic degenerative diseases Age 62 Born 1960 2014-12-10 Toluca Zoo
Elephants dead in: 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 Bua Ngam (Beatiful Lotus) ? 2022-05-13 to BLES (Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary) TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital)
♂ EM Sang Raja 1999-03-24 23 2022-05-10 to Pont-Scorff Zoo Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
♂ EM La Min Kyaw 2016-03-16 6 2022-05-10 to Pont-Scorff Zoo Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
♀ EM Yok Fah ? 2022-05-09 to Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp Chiang Rai Chang Puak Elephant Camp
♀ EM Ghaeo II 1961 61 2022-05-09 to TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital) Karen unspecified hilltribe family
Elephants transfered in: 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 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
Nr Age Sex Species Name Birth Present location
1 80 ♂ EM Kottoor Soman 1942? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
2 76 ♂ EM Moni 1946? Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
3 74 ♂ EM Rajmangal 1948? Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
4 73 ♀ EM Anusha 1949 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
5 73 ♂ EM Bandula (Bandoola) 1949 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
6 73 ♂ EM Do 1949 H Mui
7 73 ♂ EM Bijli Prasad 1949 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
8 72 ♂ EM Andal 1950 Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
9 71 ♀ EM Bua Ban 1951 Maetaman Elephant Adventure
10 71 ♂ EM Boonsermsong 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
11 71 ♂ EM Pho-ngen 1951 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
12 70 ♀ EM Savannah 1952 El Paso Zoo
13 70 ♀ EM Roongsap 1952 Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
14 70 ♂ EM Sampath (Sumpath) 1952 Pinnawala elephant orphanage
15 70 ♀ EM Nang (Mae Leh) 1952 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
16 70 ♀ LA Amy 1952? Amboseli National Park
17 69 ♀ EM Baby 1953 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
18 69 ♂ EM Anura 1953 Tama Zoological Park
19 69 ♀ EM MoMo 1953 Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
20 68 ♂ EM KamMeun 1954 Maesa Elephant Camp
21 68 ♂ EM Kuttikrishnan 1954 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
22 68 ♂ EM Gajendra 1954 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
23 68 ♀ EM Anne 1954 Longleat Safari Park
24 68 ♀ EM Jackie 1954 Natal Zoo Lion Park
25 68 ♀ EM Jasmine 1954 Natal Zoo Lion Park
26 68 ♀ EM Wassana 1954 Phuket Zoo
27 68 ♂ EM Thong Pool 1954 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
28 68 ♀ EM Khun 1954 Y Sam Luk
29 68 ♂ EM Prashant 1954? Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
30 68 ♀ EM Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) 1954? Mathigodu elephant Camp
31 67 ♀ EM Targa 1955 Augsburg Zoo
32 67 ♂ EM BanYen 1 1955 Maesa Elephant Camp
33 67 ♀ EM Anarkali 1955 Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
34 67 ♂ EM Laxman (Lakshmana) 1955 Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
35 67 ♀ EM Mo Dee 1955? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
36 66 ♂ EM Velayudhan 1956 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
37 66 ♂ EM Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) 1956 Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
38 66 ♀ EM H Luan 1956 Lak Lake Travel Co
39 66 ♂ EM Balarama 1956? Mathigodu elephant Camp
40 66 ♀ LA Kizzy 1956? Amboseli National Park
41 66 ♀ EM Gomathi 1956? M. R. Palayam Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (ERRC)
42 65 ♂ EM BanYen 2 1957 Maesa Elephant Camp
43 65 ♀ EM Sarah 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
44 65 ♀ EM Aussan (Assam) 1957 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
45 65 ♀ EM Ya Long 1957 Kunming Zoo
46 65 ♀ EM Tricia 1957 Perth Zoo
47 65 ♀ EM Thongkum (Thong Kham) 1957 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
48 65 ♀ EM Santha 1957 Shibu Joseph
49 65 ♀ LA Mable (wild) 1957? Amboseli National Park
50 64 ♀ EM Warda 1958 Ramat Gan Zoo
51 64 ♂ EM KamPann 1958 Maesa Elephant Camp
52 64 ♀ EM Gouri 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
53 64 ♂ EM Narayankutty 1958 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
54 64 ♀ EM Ruth 1958 Buttonwood Park Zoo
55 64 ♀ EM Merry (Mary) 1958 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
56 64 ♀ EM Barkha 1958 Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
57 64 ♀ EM Honey 1958 Zooparque Itatiba
58 64 ♀ EM Padmavathi (Padmavati) 1958 Mysore Zoo
59 64 ♀ EM Eng-wong (E-Wong) 1958 Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
60 64 ♀ EM Mae Tong Dee 1958 GVI Elephant Rescue
61 64 ♀ EM Phanom 1958 Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
62 64 ♀ EM Said Ning Wan 1958? Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
63 63 ♀ EM Gulab 1959 Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
64 63 ♀ EM Carla 1959 Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
65 63 ♀ EM Cora 1959 Topeka Zoo
66 63 ♀ EM Mae Bounnam 1959 Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
67 63 ♂ EM Gajarajan Manikandan 1959 Sankarankulangara temple
68 63 ♀ EM Kuweni 1959 Millangoda elephant camp
69 63 ♀ EM Chuong 1959 Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
70 63 ♂ EM Kham Ngoạt 1959 Y Tung Nie
71 63 ♂ EM Y Khun 1959 Y Ly Srue
72 63 ♀ EM Plo 1959 Y Jut B Krong
73 63 ⚪ EM Chum 1959 Y Dhiu H Drue
74 63 ♂ EM Mahadeswara 1959 The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
75 63 ♀ EM Sri Nuan 1959? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
76 63 ♀ EM Boontong 1959? Elephant Special Tours
77 62 ♀ EM Devi Kali 1960 Sauraha elephant breeding centre
78 62 ♀ EM Baby 1960 Krakow Zoo
79 62 ♀ EM Annette Marie 1960 Elephant Walk
80 62 ♀ EM Thara 1960 Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
81 62 ♀ EM Zina (Zita, Siena) 1960 Little Rock Zoological Gardens
82 62 ♀ EM Lucky 1960 San Antonio Zoo
83 62 ♀ EM Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) 1960 Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
84 62 ♂ EM Boun Su (Bon-Su) 1960 All Lao elephant camp
85 62 ♀ EM Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) 1960 Surin elephant study center (Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village)
86 62 ♀ EM Saaw-eiat 1960 Phang Nga Elephant Park
87 62 ♂ EM Ganga Prasad 1960 India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
88 62 ♂ EM Mangalamkunnu Vijayan 1960? Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
89 62 ♀ EM Jokia 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
90 62 ♂ EM Pu Si 1960? Elephant Special Tours
91 62 ♀ EM Souai 1960? Ganesha Park
92 62 ♀ EM Pookie 1960? Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
93 61 ♂ EM KamNoi 1961 Maesa Elephant Camp
94 61 ♀ EM Honney Ball 1961 Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
95 61 ♀ LA Bahati 1961 Ramat Gan Zoo
96 61 ♀ EM Toby 1961 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
97 61 ♀ EM Baby 1961 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
98 61 ♀ EM Vijaya 1961 K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
99 61 ♀ EM Vickie (Vicky, Vates) 1961 George Carden Circus International
100 61 ♀ EM Trompita (Bombi) 1961 La Aurora Zoo
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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