Elephant locations in Sweden


57 locations has kept elephants in Sweden
There is presently 11 (5,6) living elephants in locations in Sweden (in this database)

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

57 locations has kept 61 elephants in Sweden

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

Elephants in locations11 (5,6) living50 (7,23) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  5 / 11 
 45%
 Female  6 / 11 
 55%
 Free contact  0 / 11  0%
 Protected contact  11 / 11 
 100%
 No contact  0 / 11  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 11  0%
 wild  0 / 11  0%

The first elephant ever brought to Sweden was 1804, when a 10 year old Asian bull, owned by Mr. Jean Baptiste Gautier, toured on circus 1804-1806. Mr. Gauthier was forefather to Diana Rhodin and Mr. Axel Gauthier, late elephant trainer in USA.

Another elephant was kept on a permanent menagerie in Stockholm, Stockholm Tivoli. Menageries was prohibited by the king, in 30 oktober 1916.

Elephants has been held in Zoos since 1930. (Topsy and later Lunkentuss, Skansen Zoo)



Today, only two zoological gardens and one circus keep elephants: In Kolm�rden Zoo on the eastcoast, 150 km south of Stockholm, and Bor�s Zoo on the westcost, 100 km northeast from Gothenburg.


Elephants were previously kept at Skansen Zoo in Stockholm (4), Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna (5), and Furuviksparken, near G�vle (6), and also several circuses, the last one touring had elephants at the winterquarters in Malmoe.




The (1989) regulations from the ministry of agriculture,regarding keeping of elephants are:
Stable: Minimum 200 m2, and not less than 50 m2 per animal.Enclosure: Min. 2 000 m2, and with additional enclosure to separate individuals. Rubbing post, or similar, to enable skin care. Bathing pool, or likewise.


Recommended Citation

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

Internal relevant links

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  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Anton Frank
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateÄlvsered
    (map)
    Västergötland
    Arrie site
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteVellinge
    (map)
    MalmöSkåne countySouth Sweden
    Bäck, Rättvik
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteRättvik
    (map)
    Dalarna
    Bårslöv unspecified farm
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteBårslöv
    (map)
    Skåne countySouth Sweden
    Boras Zoo
    Kept totally 22 elephants
    , 7 present (3,4)9 births7 relocated8 deathszooBoras
    (map)
    Brunkeberg esker ridge
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteStockholm
    Circus Brazil Jack
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusMalmö
    (map)
    Circus Caravan
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births8 relocated0 deathscircusMalmö
    (map)
    Circus Leonard (Cirkus Leonard Houcke)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    (map)
    Circus Orlando
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusMalmö
    (map)
    Cirkus Rhodin
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusMalmö
    (map)
    Cirkus Scala (Cirkus Rolando)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusHässleholm
    (map)
    Cirque du Nord (Cirkus du Nord)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated4 deathscircus
    County Museum of Västernorrland
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumHärnösand
    (map)
    Västernorrland county
    Cuneos menageri (John G. Cuneo)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    Diana Bernadette Rhodin
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathsprivateMalmö
    (map)
    Didier Gautiers menagerie
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    (map)
    Drottningholm Royal Palace
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateDrottningholm
    (map)
    Stockholm
    Eisfeldts menageri (Circus Leonard)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusStockholm
    (map)
    Ekeberga farm
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKristianstad
    (map)
    Eskilstuna Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooEskilstuna
    (map)
    Furuviksparken
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated2 deathszooGavle
    (map)
    Gothenburg Museum of Natural History
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumGöteborg
    (map)
    Helsingborg veterinary hospital
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathshospitalHelsingborg
    (map)
    Hola school and witch museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumNyland
    (map)
    Västernorrland county
    Jämtland Wargentin Gymnasium nature museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumÖstersund
    (map)
    Jämtland county
    JAMTLI Provincial Museum of Jämtland
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumÖstersund
    (map)
    Jämtland county
    Kånkback
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteRagunda
    (map)
    Jämtland county
    King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivateStockholm
    (map)
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateDrottningholm
    (map)
    Kolmarden Zoo
    Kept totally 24 elephants
    , 4 present (2,2)4 births9 relocated11 deathszooKolmarden
    (map)
    Lerdal, Rättvik
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteRättvik
    (map)
    Dalarna
    Lockarp gravel pit site
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsmuseumLockarp
    (map)
    MalmöSkåne countySouth Sweden
    Lund Zoological Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumLund
    (map)
    Museum of Karolinska skolan
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumÖrebro
    (map)
    Örebro county
    Norrköping industrial hall temporary quarantine
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated0 deathsprivateNorrköping
    (map)
    Nybro and Berzelii Park
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsexcavation siteStockholm
    (map)
    Önet, Frösön
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteFrösön
    (map)
    Jämtlands county
    Örsjö gravel pit
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseum
    Österportgymnasium nature museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumYstadSkåne county
    Petrus Magni school museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumVadstena
    (map)
    Östergötland county
    Pilgrimstad Gravel Pit
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivatePilgrimstad
    (map)
    Jämtlands county
    Port of Stockholm
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateStockholm
    (map)
    Roland Persson
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumStockholmStockholm county
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumStockholm
    (map)
    Stockholm county
    Sollefteå unspecified excavation site
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteSollefteåVästernorrland county
    Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated2 deathszooStockholm
    (map)
    Stockholms Tivoli
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooStockholm
    (map)
    Stor-Finnforsen
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathsexcavation siteRamsele
    (map)
    Västernorrland county
    Storfinnforsen Hydroelectric Power Station
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumRamsele
    (map)
    Västernorrland county
    Sweden unspecified forest
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathswild
    Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumStockholm
    (map)
    Stockholm county
    Tittente in Svedala
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteSvedala
    (map)
    SkåneSouth Sweden
    Torbjörn Aggenberg
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerStockholm
    Uppsala Museum of Evolution
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumUppsala
    (map)
    Uppsala länUppland
    Ystad unspecified location
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteYstad
    (map)
    Zoo Circus
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated1 deathscircusMalmö
    (map)



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