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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Knie in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ceylon  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1963
Death reason: maternal death: died three months after emergency caesarean section
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1963-02-15
(dead † 1994-12-23)
Sahib Fridolin EEP id: 6304
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Knie, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

Circus Knie
Record history
History of updates2009-11-11: 
2021-11-20: Born in Asia

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† Ceylon is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1963 at Circus Knie, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as died three months after emergency caesarean section .


  1. (M) 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 Sahib Fridolin EEP id: 6304


Ceylon was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

According to Gerhard zapf Ceylon died apr three months after the birth.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ceylon, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3199. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 81,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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