Elephant locations in Sweden

22 locations has kept elephants in Sweden

There is presently 11 (5,6) living elephants in locations in Sweden (in this database)

Region: Sweden is in this database included in europeOther regions
Location holdings:

22 location has kept 42 elephants in Sweden

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in locations11 (5,6) living31 (5,20) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  5 / 11 
 45%
 Female  6 / 11 
 55%
 Free contact  9 / 11 
 82%
 Protected contact  1 / 11 
 9%
 No contact  0 / 11  0%
 Unknown contact  1 / 11 
 9%
 wild  0 / 11  0%

The first elephant ever brought to Sweden was 1804, when a 10 year old Asian bull, owned by Mr. Jean Baptiste Gautier, toured on circus 1804-1806. Mr. Gauthier was forefather to Diana Rhodin and Mr. Axel Gauthier, late elephant trainer in USA.

Another elephant was kept on a permanent menagerie in Stockholm, Stockholm Tivoli. Menageries was prohibited by the king, in 30 oktober 1916.

Elephants has been held in Zoos since 1930. (Topsy and later Lunkentuss, Skansen Zoo)



Today, only two zoological gardens and one circus keep elephants: In Kolm�rden Zoo on the eastcoast, 150 km south of Stockholm, and Bor�s Zoo on the westcost, 100 km northeast from Gothenburg.


Elephants were previously kept at Skansen Zoo in Stockholm (4), Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna (5), and Furuviksparken, near G�vle (6), and also several circuses, the last one touring had elephants at the winterquarters in Malmoe.




The (1989) regulations from the ministry of agriculture,regarding keeping of elephants are:
Stable: Minimum 200 m2, and not less than 50 m2 per animal.Enclosure: Min. 2 000 m2, and with additional enclosure to separate individuals. Rubbing post, or similar, to enable skin care. Bathing pool, or likewise.

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NameElephant collectionTypePlaceRegion
Anton Frank (Cirlus Maximum)
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusÄlvseredVästergötland
Bjäre Industrier AB
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKristianstad
Boras Zoo
Kept totally 18 elephants
, 6 present (3,3)5 births5 relocated7 deathszooBoras
Circus Brazil Jack
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusMalmoe
Circus Caravan (Trolle Rhodin)
Kept totally 8 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births8 relocated0 deathscircusMalmö
Circus Leonard (Cirkus Leonard Houcke)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Circus Orlando
Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
Cirkus Rhodin
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusMalmö
Cirkus Scala (Cirkus Rolando)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusHästveda
Cirque du Nord (Cirkus du Nord)
Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated4 deathscircus
Cuneos menageri (John G. Cuneo)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
Diana Rhodin
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusMalmö
Didier Gautiers menagerie
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Eisfeldts menageri (Circus Leonard)
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
Ekeberga gård
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateKristiansstad
Eskilstuna Parken Zoo
Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooEskilstuna
Furuviksparken
Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated2 deathszooGavle
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
Kept totally 21 elephants
, 5 present (2,3)2 births6 relocated10 deathszooKolmarden
Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated2 deathszooStockholm
Stockholms Tivoli
Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooStockholm
Torbjörn Aggenberg
Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealer
Zoo Circus (Trolle Rhodin)
Kept totally 7 elephants
, 0 present (0,0)0 births7 relocated0 deathscircusMalmö
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