Ceylon an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Knie

☨ Ceylon
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 846 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 849 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1963
Death reason: maternal death:
Location:Circus Knie
ArrivalCircus Knie
Born:* wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 Sahib Fridolin, EEP nr: 6304
Document updated2009-11-11: 
According to Gerhard zapf Ceylon died apr three months after the birth.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ceylon, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 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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