Thisiam
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

♂ Thisiam

Identification

EEP nr9804

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Body height: 3.19 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 6800.00 kg, 14960.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-05-04 captive-born
Birth place: in Paris Zoo Vincennes

Parents: Siam x ♀ Kaveri (Cauvery)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

2015-08-05Knies Kinderzoo
from Katowice Zoo

2009-11-26Katowice Zoo
from Plock Zoo

2002-10-16Plock Zoo
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

Record history
History of updates2009-11-30: relocated to Katovice
2015-12-29: transfer
2023-08-29: EEP table

Latest document update2023-08-29 17:12:44
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Biography

Biography


Thisiam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Thisiam arrived in 2015-08-05 to the Knies Kinderzoo, relocated from the Katowice Zoo, in Poland.


Social

Thisiam lives together with 8 other elephants at the Knies Kinderzoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Kamon born 2022-05-07
  4. Mapalay born 1986
  5. Mekong born ~1982
  6. Rani born 1982
  7. Sabu born 1984
  8. Sandry born 1999-11-27

Origin


Thisiam was born captive-born 1998-05-04 at Paris Zoo Vincennes.

Parentage


Parents of Thisiam are: ♂ Siam (father) and ♀ Kaveri (Cauvery) (mother).

Siblings through the father Siam:

  1. 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 (M) Sahib Fridolin
  2. 1965-08-04 -- † 1984-06-21 (F) Madura
  3. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  4. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  5. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  6. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  7. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  8. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  9. 1989-02-28 -- † 1997-09-25 (M) John (Ben)
  10. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  11. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  12. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  13. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)

Siblings through the mother Kaveri (Cauvery):

  1. 1990-03-31 - † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  2. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  3. 2009-05-00 - † 2009-05-00 (F) miscarriage

Pedigree


Thisiams ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Thisiam

Sire (f):
Siam

Born: 1945

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Dame m:
Kaveri (Cauvery)

Born: 1984-01-28

Sire mf:


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Comments / pictures

Exact date unknown for relocation to Kataowice

Records about Thisiam from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Thisiam:

9804 M 4 May 1998 6407 8517 PARIS ZOO 4 May 1998 Z98075 Birth THISIAM
PLOCK 16 Oct 2002 A20063 Loan to
KATOWICE 26 Nov 2009 3294 Loan to

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Thisiam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=188. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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