The elephant database

Elephant information and database since 1995

Welcome to www.elephant.se and The Elephant Database. owned and managed by elephant consultant Dan Koehl. Please like this website on Facebook

With 25 years online, this is the oldest and largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presently presents Notice: Undefined index: id in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/inc/start_page.inc.php on line 33 8663 captive living elephants , and each of the 2969 location facilities from 123 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Above you can either search for an elephants name, a location name or for a certain country. You can also use the navigation links on top, on "database" you can choose births and deaths for any given year 1880-today from the list of 6834 dead elephants from both species..

Click on a country to see overview of statistical number and the category of different locations within the country

When you click on a location: four different category tabs let you choose how much, and what you want to see: (the tabs also show how many individuals are within each category) Location info contains basic records and history about a location, present give an overview over the elephants living on the location now, births list the elephants which was born on the location, deaths the one that died there, and total gives a full-length list of all elephants which was ever at the location.

Elephants with unknown present or death location, origin, birth or previous location, are listed on the fictional location unknown location, while possible duplicates (two different records elephants who may be the same elephant) are listed at possible duplicates?. If you have any information regarding those elephants, please contact us.

Click on every elephant to see the individual presentaton with history on present and past locations, and see eventual existing and documented parentage and offspring

There are also a number of sections with different data sorts, like regional studbooks and breeding, transfer and relocations of elephants, births and deaths, disease and longevity, and year lists from 1880-today. You can also see the list of elephants with submitted documented body heights, list of elephant mankillers, list of elephant names, summarize and graphical statistics and the latest changes in the elephant database. (RSS) Please contact us if you find any errors in this database or would like to share any news of elephant births, deaths, or transfers. If you have a website, blog or similair, you can put the newsticker you see to the right, which automatically gets updated with the 10 latest births:

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The database overview with numbers from 6 regions with elephant exhibiting countries
europenorthamericasouthamericaasiaafricaaustralia

Regional elephant lists

American studbook * Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook * European studbook * Japanese studbook * captive elephants from Andaman Islands, India * captive elephants from Karnataka, India * captive elephants from Kerala, India * captive elephants from Sumatra Island, Indonesia(NEW! under construction) *, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India * Orphans at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya

Elephant breeding topics

elephant breeding overview and list of pregnant females * birth weights * stillbirths * castrated bulls * artificial insemination

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Births

NameSpeciesSexWeightBirthParentsLocation
notnamedEMF?2020-05-15 x SoiseleeAyutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
KaimukEMF?2020-05-13Muk x MorakotNong Nooch Tropical Gardens
NelsonEMM?2020-05-12 x ShantiHouston Zoo
notnamedEMF124.00 kg
272.8 lbs
2020-05-09Ankhor (Angkor) x Janita (Janitha)Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
VinhEMM?2020-05-04Nikolai x Thong TaiAmsterdam Artis Zoo
Elephants born in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Show only Asians, only Africans, both or 6 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirths
The latest births of elephants
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Reasons for elephant deaths

euthanised * poisoned * falling into moats * mankillers various diseases like arthritis * elephant pox * cancer * colic * herpesvirus * pneumonia * rabies * tetanus * tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths

NameSpeciesSexBirthDeathAgeReasonLocation
Bak Mai EM M 2020-05-22 ? disease
Poisoned? collapsed, urine in blood, diarrhea
Airavata Cambodia
Nikita LA F 2020-05-21 ? disease
cardiomyopathy
Parc Zoologique de Amneville (Coulange Zoo)
Dumbo EM F 1972 2020-05-19 48 unknown
Planckendael Zoo
Cherpulassery Neelakandan EM M 1973 2020-05-18 47 disease
foot ailments
Sunil Kumar P
Sambann EM F ~1950 2020-05-06 ? age
Kulen Elephant Forest
Elephants dead in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Transfers

NameSpeciesSexBirthAgeLocationArrivalFrom
Timber EM M 1998-02-1322 Emmen Zoo 2020-05-20Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Mekong EM M ~1982? Knies Kinderzoo 2020-05-20Emmen Zoo
Ramboline LA F 198139 Knuthenborg Park & Safari 2020-05-15Cirkus Trapez (Bernhard Casselly/Bernhard Kaselowsky)
Sarah LA F 198535 Knuthenborg Park & Safari 2020-05-15Circus Arena (Benny Berdino)
Djungla LA F 198535 Knuthenborg Park & Safari 2020-05-15Circus Arena (Benny Berdino)
Elephants transfered in: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

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Oldest Living Elephants

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AgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
Show 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 oldest elephants in the database which are over 40 years. Show only Asians, only Africans, both
Among oldest dead elephants in the database is Lin wang (min 86), Lakshmikutty (min. 84), Big Gentry Babe (min. 70).

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No elephant with the name in the database. !

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