Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Elephant heights

117 elephants with known measured body heights of elephants in this database

The average measured height of Elephas maximus is 2.85 meters = 9.35 feet


The average measured height of Loxodonta africana is 3.25 meters = 10.66 feet


The average measured height of Loxodonta cyclotis is 2.3 meters = 7.55 feet


NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthHeight meterHeight feetDeath dateParentsArrival - Location
-Carl-LA
M
wild 3.75 12.30 x 1985-07-28
Tallinn Zoo
-Yossi-LA
M
captive-born 3.70 12.14 Timbo x Bahati
Ramat Gan Zoo
+ -Tembo-LA
M
wild 3.45 11.32 1977-08-30 x 1963-05-31
Hannover Zoo
+ -Tembo-LA
M
wild 3.45 11.32 1970-05-05 x 1936-06-05
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
-Calimero-LA
M
wild 3.40 11.15 x 2004-04-27
Beekse Bergen Safaripark
+ -Vauka-LA
M
wild 3.40 11.15 1977-10-00 x 1955-06-01
Kronberg Zoo
+ -Boy-EM
M
wild 3.35 10.99 1879-07-18 x 1857-07-06
Berlin Zoo
+ -Boy-EM
M
unknown 3.30 10.83 2010-04-26 x 1972-12-07
Kiev Zoo
+ -Pa Mai-EM
M
wild 3.30 10.83 2009-06-28 x 2002-10-19
Changsha Zoo
+ -Sudan-LA
M
wild 3.30 10.83 1980-11-20 x 1960-04-02
Leipzig Zoo
+ -Phukhao Thong (Chao Phraya Chayanuprab, Chao Phraya Prab Hongsawadi)-EM
M
3.30 10.83 x
King Naresuan Sanphet II of Ayutthaya
+ -Radsch (Radza, Mysore)-EM
M
wild 3.25 10.66 2013-10-01 x 2003-10-03
Emmen Zoo
+ -Assam-EM
M
wild 3.25 10.66 2000-01-26 x 1968-08-06
Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)
+ -Siporex-EM
M
captive-born 3.24 10.63 1999-11-23Frank x Lene (Lena)1973-10-03
Hannover Zoo
+ -Kenny-LA
M
wild 3.20 10.50 1998-05-19 x 1984-08-02
Basel Zoo
+ -Gajarajan Kesavan-EM
M
wild 3.20 10.50 1976-12-02 x 1975-06-25
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
+ -Siam-EM
M
wild 3.20 10.50 1997-09-29 x 1964-08-28
Paris Zoo Vincennes
+ -Packy-EM
M
captive-born 3.20 10.50 2017-02-09Thonglaw x Belle1962-04-14
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
-Victor-EM
M
captive-born 3.20 10.50 Motek x Warda2000-09-22
Berlin Zoo
+ -Boy-EM
M
wild 3.20 10.50 1938-02-00 x 1929-00-00
Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
-Tusker-LA
M
wild 3.20 10.50 x 2019-05-28
Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen)
-Tooth-LA
M
wild 3.20 10.50 x 2019-05-28
Wuppertal Zoo
-Thisiam-EM
M
captive-born 3.19 10.47 Siam x Kaveri (Cauvery)2015-08-05
Knies Kinderzoo
-Tembe (wild)-LA
M
wild 3.18 10.43 x 2019-09-07
Addo Elephant National Park
-Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran-EM
M
wild 3.16 10.37 x
Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom
-Luka-EM
M
captive-born 3.15 10.33 Mita x Tisa2013-06-27
Osnabruck Zoo
+ -Sahib Fridolin-EM
M
captive-born 3.15 10.33 1994-12-23Siam x Ceylon1991-03-02
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
-Bindu-EM
M
wild 3.15 10.33 x 2004-09-10
Cologne Zoo (Zoo Köln)
-Chirakkal Kalidasan-EM
M
wild 3.14 10.30 x
Chirakkal Madhu
-Kibo-LA
M
captive-born 3.10 10.17 Tembo x Beira2013-09-00
Bioparc Valencia
+ -Harry-EM
M
wild 3.10 10.17 1934-07-08 x 1905-06-08
Berlin Zoo
+ -Brahma-EM
M
wild 3.10 10.17 1940-11-00 x
Circus Krone
-Puthuppally Kesavan-EM
M
wild 3.09 10.14 x
Kaithayil Pothen Pothen
+ -Colonel Joe (Dillinger, Wise Guy)-EM
M
wild 3.08 10.10 2012-05-01? x 2002-00-00
Circus Krone
-Pampady Rajan-EM
M
wild 3.08 10.10 x
M.A. Thomas
-Kuttankulangara Arjunan-EM
M
wild 3.06 10.04 x
Kuttankulangara Sri Krishna Temple
-Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.01 x
Geetha P D
+ -Cherpulassery Parthan-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.01 2019-05-07? x
Sunil Kumar P
-Utolly Anantha Padmanabhan-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.01 x
U.P. Krishnankutty
+ -Iravatha-EM
M
wild 3.01 9.88 1952-07-00 x 1940-00-00
Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur
+ -Kuttisankaran-EM
M
wild 3.01 9.88 2020-07-26 x 1969-00-00
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
-Birma-EM
F
wild 3.00 9.84 x 1981-09-08
Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
-Chawang (Lasah)-EM
M
wild 3.00 9.84 x 1991-10-07
Singapore Night Safari
-Vishnu Sankar-EM
M
wild 3.00 9.84 x
Sasidhar C S
-Saida-EM
F
wild 2.98 9.78 x 2006-04-19
Leipzig Zoo
-Mangalamkunnu Kannan-EM
M
wild 2.98 9.78 x
Geetha P D
-Dunja-EM
F
wild 2.96 9.71 x 2018-09-00
Skopje Zoo
+ -Nayarambalam Ramankutty-EM
M
unknown 2.95 9.68 2011-06-06 x 1993-12-00
Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple (Nayarambalam NSS Trust)
+ -Chirakkal Mahadevan-EM
M
unknown 2.95 9.68 2017-02-23 x
Chirakkal Madhu
+ -Miry -LA
F
wild 2.90 9.51 2015-05-18 x 2012-12-14
Fasano Zoosafari
-Tembo-LA
M
wild 2.86 9.38 x 2018-11-13
Dresden Zoo
-Bac Kham-EM
M
unknown 2.80 9.19 x
Y Bo Ksor
+ -Kaspar-EM
M
captive-born 2.70 8.86 1927-03-00Chang x Ellen1922-10-00
Jardin d´Acclimatation
-Ayesha (Baby)-EM
F
wild 2.65 8.69 x 2003-09-01
Madrid Safari
+ -Dok-EM
M
unknown 2.65 8.69 x 2005-00-00
Buon Don Tourist Centre (Công ty Tourism Biệt Điện)
-Kham Thung-EM
M
unknown 2.63 8.63 x 1999-00-00
Y Don Eban
-Aditya-EM
M
unknown 2.63 8.63 x
Tegal Yoso elephant respons unit (ERU)
+ -Donkey-EM
F
wild 2.62 8.60 2003-05-26 x 1965-00-00
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
-Betty-LA
F
wild 2.60 8.53 x 2012-12-14
Fasano Zoosafari
-Bac Plang-EM
M
unknown 2.60 8.53 x 2005-00-00
Y Lit Ksor
+ -Kham On-EM
F
unknown 2.60 8.53 2015-03-00? x 2006-00-00
Y Thok Knul (Y Tok)
+ -HYaly (Ya U)-EM
F
unknown 2.57 8.43 2014-06-00 x 2000-00-00
Y Bich
-Na Van-EM
F
unknown 2.54 8.33 x 2009-05-00
Lak Lake Travel Co
-Kham Sinh-EM
M
unknown 2.50 8.20 x 1985-00-00
Y Tep Budam
-Y Tor-EM
M
unknown 2.50 8.20 x 2001-00-00
Y Lanh Nie Kdam
-Bun Nang-EM
F
unknown 2.50 8.20 x 2006-00-00
Y Sor Hra
-Y Blo-EM
F
unknown 2.45 8.04 x 2009-00-00
Y Lanh Nie Kdam
+ -H Banh-EM
F
unknown 2.43 7.97 2010-12-11 x 2002-00-00
Buon Don tour company (Công ty du lịch Thanh Hà)
+ -Nika-EM
F
wild 2.40 7.87 1999-12-01 x 1999-10-22
Estepona Selwo safari park
-Meli-EM
F
unknown 2.40 7.87 x 2018-03-00
Braja Harjosari elephant response unit (ERU)
-Riska-EM
F
unknown 2.40 7.87 x
Tegal Yoso elephant respons unit (ERU)
+ -Y Lam-EM
F
unknown 2.37 7.78 x
Y Phen Ksor
-Ta Nuon-EM
F
unknown 2.36 7.74 x 2007-00-00
Y Khu Eban
+ -Jambo II-LC
F
wild 2.30 7.55 1982-05-18 x 1960-09-22
Berlin Zoo
+ -Buon Nhan-EM
F
unknown 2.29 7.51 2013-04-09 x
Y Glur B Krong
-Guntur Ria (Gunturia)-EM
F
2.20 7.22 x
Way Bungur Elephant Respond Unit (ERU Way Kambas NP)
-H Khun-EM
F
unknown 2.19 7.18 x
Buon Don Tourist Centre (Công ty Tourism Biệt Điện)
+ -Bunny-EM
F
wild 2.16 7.09 2009-05-14 x 1999-09-29
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
-Wulan-EM
F
unknown 1.70 5.58 x
Tegal Yoso elephant respons unit (ERU)
+ -Tina-EM
F
captive-born 3.63 11.90 2004-07-21Thonglaw x Rosy2003-08-11
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
-Spike (Ganesha)-EM
M
captive-born 3.51 11.50 Dahlip (Dalip) x Seetna2018-03-24
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
+ -Tantor-LA
M
wild 3.41 11.20 1989-08-02 x 1974-07-30
Toronto Zoo
+ -Joyraj-EM
M
unknown 3.35 11.00 2014-01-08 x
Bagori elephant camp (Kaziranga)
-Willy-LA
M
wild 3.35 11.00 x 2011-04-05
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
+ -Jumbo-LA
M
wild 3.32 10.90 1885-09-15 x 1882-04-09
Barnum and Bailey Circus
-Uttoly Rajasekhar-EM
M
wild 3.20 10.50 x
U.P. Krishnankutty
+ -Fritz-EM
M
wild 3.17 10.40 1902-06-11 x 1897-00-00
Barnum and Baileys circus European tour
-Tonka-LA
M
wild 3.14 10.30 x 1981-03-10
Knoxville Zoo
+ -Onyx (Big Mac)-EM
M
wild 3.08 10.10 2002-05-22 x 1980-09-26
Dickerson Park Zoo
-Bulwagi-LA
M
captive-born 3.05 10.00 Peter x Mama2010-12-06
Birmingham Zoo
+ -Chico-LA
M
wild 3.05 10.00 2011-07-09 x 2003-05-02
Caldwell Zoo
-Minnie (Packy II, Talli)-EM
F
wild 3.05 10.00 x 2006-01-31
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
+ -Forepaughs Bolivar-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.00 1908-07-21 x 1888-12-25
Philadelphia Zoo
+ -Guruvayur Padmanabhan-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.00 2020-03-00? x 1975-06-25
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
-Ayyappankutty-EM
M
wild 3.05 10.00 x 1978-00-00
Mangalamkunnu brothers (MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran)
-Utolly Ganapathy-EM
M
wild 2.96 9.70 x
U.P. Krishnankutty
+ -Pattabhiraama (Pattabhi Raman)-EM
M
wild 2.96 9.70 x 1935-00-00
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV
-Ajani-LA
M
captive-born 2.93 9.60 Maclean (Mac) x Ivory2018-05-10
Sedgwick County Zoo
-Utolly Padmanaban-EM
M
wild 2.90 9.50 x
U.P. Krishnankutty
-Uttoly Ayyappan-EM
M
2.90 9.50 x
U.P. Krishnankutty
+ -Khartoum-LA
M
wild 2.87 9.40 1931-10-23 x 1907-06-25
Bronx Zoo
-Shirley-EM
F
wild 2.74 9.00 x 1999-07-06
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
-Debbie-EM
F
wild 2.74 9.00 x 2006-02-07
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
-Bubbles-LA
F
wild 2.74 9.00 x 1984-00-00
T.I.G.E.R.S. (Bhagavan Antle)
+ -Frieda (Freida, Taffy)-EM
F
wild 2.74 9.00 2015-03-09 x 2006-02-09
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
+ -Millangoda Podi Raja-EM
M
unknown 2.74 9.00 2020-06-29 x 1956-00-00
Molagoda elephant village camp
+ -Donna-EM
F
wild 2.65 8.70 2006-11-17 x 1975-00-00
Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
+ -Maude (Melba)-EM
F
wild 2.59 8.50 2013-11-27 x 2011-02-21
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
+ -Olaboduwe Aliya-EM
M
wild 2.59 8.50 2005 x
B. B. Yayasekhara
+ -Jaya Raja-EM
M
wild 2.59 8.50 1994 x 1966-00-00
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
+ -Barnes Trilby-EM
F
wild 2.56 8.40 1952-07-01 x 1949-00-00
Mills Brothers Circus
-Renee (Mbili)-LA
F
wild 2.53 8.30 x 1982-06-28
Toledo Zoo
+ -Barnes Big Jewell-EM
F
wild 2.53 8.30 1955-12-03 x 1939-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
+ -Minyahk (Ole C.C.)-EM
F
wild 2.53 8.30 2010-08-04 x 1999-03-31
Dickerson Park Zoo
+ -Jenny (Genny)-EM
F
wild 2.50 8.20 2006-10-17 x 1996-09-11
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
+ -Yasso (Jasso)-EM
F
wild 2.35 7.70 x
Hickory Tree Wild Animal farm
+ -Sells Dutch (Duchess)-EM
F
wild 2.04 6.70 1946 x 1939-00-00
Franklin Park Zoo


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