The elephant database


Elephant Encyclopedia - information and database - established 1995

Pro elephantidarum hoc tempore
For Elephants – with the Times

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

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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 8836 captive living elephants , and each of the 3180 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 7035 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 any of the newstickers you see to the left, which automatically gets updated.

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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 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
NameSpeciesSexWeightBirthParentsBirth location
UnnamedEMM?2021-06-17 x PhoebeColumbus Zoo and Aquarium
Petit JackEMM129.50 kg
284.9 lbs
2021-06-16
after 688 days gestation
Upali x NinaDompierre Le Pal Zoo
notnamedLAM?2021-06-05 x KaliZlin Lesna-Got Zoo
TeddyEMM?2021-05-16Thai (Thailand) x TessHouston Zoo
RadjikEMM?2021-05-05Timber x BangkaRotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Elephants born in: 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 arthritis * elephant pox * cancer * colic * herpesvirus * pneumonia * rabies * tetanus * tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths
NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonArrivalLocation
† ♂ Kiran EM M 2020-01-11 2021-06-18 1 unknown
2020-01-11Leipzig Zoo
† ♂ Il Talal LA M 2021-06-17? ? poached
spear wound
Tsavo National Park
† ♀ Burma EM F 1969 2021-06-17 52 euthanised
Arthrosis
1986-06-01Augsburg Zoo
† ♀ Rani (Rajni) EM F 1938-10-07 2021-06-15 83 age
old age related multiple organ failure
1963-10-01Nehru Zoological Park
† ♂ Reghuram Manisseri EM M 1968 2021-06-09 53 disease
collapsed, due to tuberculosis and foot disease
1999-00-00Vadakkoot Haridas
Elephants dead in: 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
NameSpeciesSexBirthAgeLocationArrivalFrom
Unnamed EM M 2021-06-170 Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 2021-06-16
Kito (Nyiregyhaza) LA M 2015-06-196 Gyor Zoo 2021-06-16Sosto Zoo
Pembé (Babar) LA M 2001-05-0320 Gyor Zoo 2021-06-10Plaisance du Touch - Zoo African Safari (Toulouse)
Bou-Bou LA M 2006-03-2315 Gyor Zoo 2021-06-04La Fleche Zoo
Louie LA M 2003-04-3018 North Carolina Zoo 2021-06-03Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo
Elephants transfered in: 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 elephantsAmong 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
NrAgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
179Kottoor Soman EM M1942? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
275Moni EM M1946? x Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
373Rajmangal EM M1948? x Chhat Bir Zoo (Mahinder Singh Zoological park)
472Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
572Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
672Do EM M1949 x H Mui
772Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
871Andal EM M1950 x Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
970Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Adventure
1070Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) EM F1951 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
1170Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1270Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
1369Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
1469Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
1569Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
1669Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
1769Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
1869Amy LA F1952? x Amboseli National Park
1968Billie (Billy) EM F1953 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
2068Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
2168Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
2268MoMo EM F1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
2367KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
2467Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
2567Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
2667Anne EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
2767Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
2867Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
2967Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
3067Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
3167Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
3267Prashant EM M1954? x Hunsur Elephant Rescue Centre
3367Varalakshmi (Varlaxmi) EM F1954? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
3466Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
3566BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
3666Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
3766Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu)
3866Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
3965Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
4065Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
4165H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
4265Balarama EM M1956? x Mathigodu elephant Camp
4364BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
4464Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4564Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
4664Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
4764Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
4864Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
4964Santha EM F1957 x Shibu Joseph
5063Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
5163KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
5263Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
5363Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
5463Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
5563Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
5663Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
5763Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
5863Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo
5963Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
6063Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
6163Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
6263Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
6362Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
6462Carla EM F1959 x Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
6562Cora EM F1959 x Topeka Zoo
6662Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
6762Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
6862Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
6962Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
7062Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
7162Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
7262Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
7362H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
7462Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
7562Mahadeswara EM M1959 x The Art Of Living International Center (Sri Ravi Shankars Ashram)
7662Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
7762Boontong EM F1959? x Elephant Special Tours
7861Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
7961Devi Kali EM F1960 x Sauraha elephant breeding centre
8061Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
8161Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
8261Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
8361Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
8461Lucky EM F1960 x San Antonio Zoo
8561Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) EM F1960 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
8661Boun Su (Bon-Su) EM M1960 x All Lao elephant camp
8761Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) EM F1960 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
8861Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) EM F1960 x Toluca Zoo
8961Saaw-eiat EM F1960 x Phang Nga Elephant Park
9061Ganga Prasad EM M1960 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
9161Gange EM F1960 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
9261Artaida EM F1960? x Sofia Zoo
9361Jokia EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9461Pu Si EM M1960? x Elephant Special Tours
9561Souai EM F1960? x Ganesha Park
9661Pookie EM F1960? x Elephant Nature Park (ENP)
9760KamNoi EM M1961 x Maesa Elephant Camp
9860Honney Ball EM F1961 x Africam Safari (Puebla Zoo)
9960Bahati LA F1961 x Ramat Gan Zoo
10060Toby EM F1961 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
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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