Sahib Fridolin an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

☨ Sahib Fridolin
ID Number:EEP Number: 6304 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 31 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Dead date: 1994-12-23,
Death reason: killed: shot with rifle
Location:Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
ArrivalCricket St Thomas Wildlife Park 1991-03-02
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1988-07-03
from Leipzig Zoo
Leipzig Zoo 1984-11-22
from Circus Knie
Born:* 1963-02-15 captive-born
in Circus Knie
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 139.00 kgs, 305.80 lbs
Parents: Siam x Ceylon
Siblings through the father Siam:
  1. 1965-08-04 -- † 1984-06-21 (F) Madura
  2. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  3. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  4. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  5. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  6. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  7. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  8. 1989-02-28 -- † 1997-09-25 (M) John (Ben)
  9. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  10. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  11. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  12. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  13. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1998-05-04(M) Thisiam
Sahib Fridolins pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-11-11: birth weight
2012-02-29: height
Rejected from his mother, Sahib was handreared by elephant trainer Josef Haak and his wife at Circus Knie.

Contradictory records:
EEG state arrival to Leipzig Zoo 21st of November.

Sahib was spending his last years in a concrete floor enclosure abt 200 sq. meters large, just close to a Carousel.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sahib Fridolin, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=964. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Page 81, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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