Elephant locations in France


71 locations has kept elephants in France
There is presently 50 (16,33) living elephants in locations in France (in this database)

Region: France is in this database included in europeOther regions
Location holdings:

71 locations has kept 188 elephants in France

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations50 (16,33) living138 (40,91) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  16 / 50 
 32%
 Female  33 / 50 
 66%
 Free contact  13 / 50 
 26%
 Protected contact  24 / 50 
 48%
 No contact  0 / 50  0%
 Unknown contact  13 / 50 
 26%
 wild  0 / 50  0%


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=France.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Internal relevant links

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  • News about elephants in France (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Amiens Zoo
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathszooAmiens
    (map)
    Amneville Zoo (Coulange Zoo)
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)1 births1 relocated5 deathszooAmneville, Moselle
    (map)
    Moselle (department)Grand Est
    Beauval Zoo
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 7 present (1,6)2 births1 relocated3 deathszooSt Aignan sur cher
    (map)
    Bellengreville Cleres Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooClères
    (map)
    Besançon Zoo (Citadelle de Besançon)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooBesançon Cedex 3
    (map)
    Bordeaux Zoo Pessac (Zoo de Pessac)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooPessac
    Bourges Museum of Natural History
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumBourges
    (map)
    Château de Dampierre menageri
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooDampierre-en-YvelinesYvelinesÎle-de-France
    Circus Europe International (Cirque de lEurope, Max Aucante)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Amar
    Kept totally 26 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)2 births12 relocated12 deathscircus
    Circus Arlette Gruss
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Bauer (Cirque Bauer, Gilbert Bauer)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusVarès
    Circus Bouglione (Cirque d´Hiver)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathscircusParis
    Circus Diana Moreno (Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusParis
    Circus Franconi (Cirque Franconi)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusParis
    Circus Fratellini (Cirque A.Fratellini)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Gruss (Cirque Alexis Gruss)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated2 deathscircus
    Circus Maximum (Cirque Maximum)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Medrano (Cirque Medrano, Cirque Fernando)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusParis
    Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births2 relocated3 deathscircusLyon
    (map)
    Circus Rancy (Cirque Rancy)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated1 deathscircusRouen
    Circus Stephan Zavatta (Cirque Stéphane Zavatta)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Cirque Jean Richard
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Cirque La Piste aux Etoiles (Roger Falck)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births3 relocated0 deathscircus
    Cirque Pinder-Charles Spiessert
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated0 deathscircusChanceaux-sur-Choisille
    Cirque Pinder-Jean Richard
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births9 relocated2 deathscircusSucy en Brie
    Claude de Lorraine
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Dompierre Le Pal Zoo
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 6 present (3,3)6 births3 relocated5 deathszooDompierre-sur-Besbre
    (map)
    Dore Zoo (Zoo de la Boissière du Doré)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooLa Boissière du Doré
    Ermenonville Zoo (Zoo Jean Richard d´Ermenonville)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathszoo
    Frejus Safari Park
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births5 relocated1 deathszooFrejus
    French East India Company
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealer
    Gautiers Menagerie
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusFaucon, Avignon
    (map)
    Jardin d´Acclimatation
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathszooParis
    Jardin Zoologique de la Riviera
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooCagnes-sur-Mer
    Jean van Sevender
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateParis
    (map)
    Jean-Baptiste Chevalier
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    King Henry IV of France
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivate
    King Louis IX of France
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateParis
    King Louis XV of France
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateParis
    La Barben Zoo (Parc Zoologique De La Barben)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births2 relocated3 deathszooPelissane
    La Fleche Zoo
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 2 present (1,0)0 births4 relocated4 deathszooLa Fleche
    (map)
    La Palmyre Zoo
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)8 births6 relocated5 deathszooLes Mathes / La Palmyre
    (map)
    La Tanière
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooArchevilliers
    (map)
    Nogent-le-Phaye
    La Teste Zoo du Bassin d´Arcachon
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 3 present (3,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooLa Teste, Gironde
    (map)
    Lessay Zoo (Parcs animaliers Lessay)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooLessay
    Lyon Zoo (Jardin zoologique de la Ville Lyon)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated5 deathszooLyon Cedex 06 Rhone
    Maubeuge Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 2 present (2,0)0 births4 relocated3 deathszooMaubeuge
    Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated15 deathszooParis
    (map)
    Museum of Fine Arts of Tours
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumTours
    (map)
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Padovani Lecerf
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateParis
    Paris National Museum of Natural History
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumParis
    (map)
    Paris Zoo Vincennes
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)11 births14 relocated18 deathszooParis
    Peaugres Safaripark
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births1 relocated4 deathszooPeaugres
    (map)
    Pierry Zoo (Zoo Saint-Julien de Pierry, Parc animalier Pierry)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooPierry
    Pinderland
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathszooMelunIle-de-France
    Plaisance du Touch - Zoo African Safari (Toulouse)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)2 births3 relocated1 deathszooPlaisance du Touch
    (map)
    Pont-Scorff Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)2 births1 relocated7 deathszooPont-Scorff
    Port of Lorient
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsseaport56100
    (map)
    Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated3 deathsPort-Saint-Père
    Romanèche Touroparc
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 2 present (1,1)0 births0 relocated3 deathszooRomanèche-Thorins
    (map)
    Saint Augustin Zoo (Parc Naturel de Saint Augustin)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooChâteau-sur-Allier
    Saint-Léger-en-Bray (Parc de Saint Léger les Grands Félins)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooSaint-Léger-en-Bray
    (map)
    Oise, Hauts-de-France
    Sigean Zoo
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births2 relocated5 deathszooSigean
    (map)
    St. Vrain Safaripark
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated4 deathszooSaint Vrain
    Sury-aux-Bois Zoo (Rendez-vous en Terre Animale)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooSury-aux-Bois
    (map)
    Centre-Val de Loire
    Thoiry Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 1 present (1,0)0 births2 relocated6 deathszoo
    Toulon Zoo (Zoo Fauverie du Mont Faron)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooToulon
    Tropicanim
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated0 deathsdealerMeaux
    Versailles menagerie
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathsprivateVersailles
    (map)



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