Elephant locations in Finland

9 locations has kept elephants in Finland

There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in locations in Finland in this database

Finland
Region: Finland is in this database included in europe
Location holdings: 9 locations has kept 11 elephants in Finland

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations0 (0,0) living 11 (0,2) dead

Prehistoric time


Datings indicate that there were large ice-free areas in Fennoscandia prior to the last glacial maximum c. 18,000 yBP. A number of Woolly Mammoths has been excavated from this time. The datings also indicate a very fast growth of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet to its maximum position.

Recent time


There are about 70 zoos and animal parks in Finland, most of which are rather small animal sanctuaries or farm enterprises. The biggest zoos are located in Helsinki (Korkeasaari Zoo), Ranua (Ranua Zoo), Ähtäri (Ähtäri Zoo), and Lieto (Zoolandia).

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a Decision listing the animals that may be used in circuses and similar exhibitions where animals are taught to perform tricks. In Finland it is illegal, for example, to use predatory animals, primates, elephants, ostriches or seals in circuses, while domestic animals such as cats, dogs and horses, are allowed to perform to the public.

Elephants on circus are prohobited in Finland, and the last elephant in a Zoo in Finland, Vanni, left Zoolandia and Finland in 2005, to Nikolaev Zoo, where she died after nine months..


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Finland. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2022) available online retrieved 2022-12-09 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Finland.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links


NameElephant collectionPlace
Circus Finlandia
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsMustio
Circus Sariola
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Finland unspecified forest
(excavation site) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 9 births0 relocated9 deaths
Finnish Museum of Natural History
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Helsinki Zoo Quarantine Island
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Port of Helsinki
(seaport) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Suomen Tivoli
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Suomen Tivoli
(circus) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
Zoolandia
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsLieto
(map)



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