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Absolut elephant

Elephant information and database since 1995

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 presents 8564 captive living elephants (including 877 breeding cows and 300 breeding bulls) , and each of the 2871 location facilities in 122 countries in 6 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 6540 dead elephants from both species.Please like this website on Facebook.

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-leangth 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. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, 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 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
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Regional elephant studbooks

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, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India

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
TillyEMF?2018-06-17Thai x TessHouston Zoo
notnamedLAM?2018-06-16Jack x KwanzaSosto Zoo (Nyiregyhazi Allatpark)
notnamedEMF?2018-06-14Putra Mas x PorntipWestern Plains Zoo
Anjan Hi WayEMM?2018-05-18Aung Bo x Thai (Thi Ha Way)Chester Zoo
NorgaelEMF?2018-05-10 x NorpolKanchanaburi Elephants World
Elephants born in: 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 9 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirths
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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
Jamuna EM F ~1974 2018-06-20 ? disease
chronic respiratory infection, enteritis and enemiasis
Nehru Zoological Park
Batalik EM M 1999 2018-06-15 19 anesthesia
tranquilized during musth
Salukapur camp (Dudhwa National Park)
Anjuli EM F 2015-07-13 2018-06-13 3 disease
Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Ruperta LA F 2018-06-11 ? unknown
collapsed
Caracas Zoo (Parque Zoologico Caricuao)
Bunta EM M 1991 2018-06-08 27 poached
fed poison-laced bananas and mangoes
Serbajadi Conservation Response Unit (CRU)
Elephants dead in: 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
Deli EM F ? Hungaria Circus (Hungária NagyCirkusz) 2018-09-18Circo Americano (Faggioni)
Nikolai EM M 1993-05-0225 Amsterdam Artis Zoo 2018-06-16Hannover Zoo
Maxim EM M 1998-03-0120 Ostrava Zoo 2018-06-13Dompierre Le Pal Zoo
Kaew Ta EM F ? Samui Elephant Sanctuary 2018-06-13Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp
Boon Sib EM F ? Phuket Elephant Park 2018-06-11Thailand unspecified location
Elephants transfered in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

100 Oldest Living Elephants

AgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
74Shirley EM F1944 x Wild Adventures
70Ambika EM F1948 x Smithsonian National Zoological Park
70Shirley EM F1948 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
70Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
70Minnie EM F1948 x Carson and Barnes Circus
69Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
69Bandula (Bandoola) EM M1949 x Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
69Do EM M1949 x H Mui
69Bijli Prasad EM M1949 x India Forest Department of Andaman (FDA)
68Andal EM M1950 x Renganathar Swamy temple
68Elu EM F1950? x Unknown
67Bua Ban EM F1951 x Maetaman Elephant Camp
67Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) EM F1951 x Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
67Boonsermsong EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
67Pho-ngen EM M1951 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
67Geetha EM F1951 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
66Savannah EM F1952 x El Paso Zoo
66Roongsap EM F1952 x Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
66Radsch EM M1952 x Dushanbe Zoo
66Sampath (Sumpath) EM M1952 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
66Nang (Mae Leh) EM F1952 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
65Billie (Billy) EM F1953 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
65Baby EM F1953 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
65Anura EM M1953 x Tama Zoological Park
65Kham Poy EM F1953 x Katieng Waterfall (Phume Kateung) elephant village
65Mo Mo (Moe Moe) EM 1953 x Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
64KamMeun EM M1954 x Maesa Elephant Camp
64Kuttikrishnan EM M1954 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
64Gajendra EM M1954 x K Gudi Wilderness Camp (Kyathadevara Gudi)
64Annie EM F1954 x Longleat Safari Park
64Jackie EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
64Jasmine EM F1954 x Natal Zoo Lion Park
64Wassana EM F1954 x Phuket Zoo
64Thong Pool EM M1954 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
64Khun EM F1954 x Y Sam Luk
63Targa EM F1955 x Augsburg Zoo
63Rani EM F1955 x Karlsruhe Zoo
63BanYen 1 EM M1955 x Maesa Elephant Camp
63Anarkali EM F1955 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
63Laxman (Lakshmana) EM M1955 x Dubare elephant camp
63Mony (Moni) EM F1955 x Unknown
63New Tusker EM M1955 x Sakrebyle elephant camp (Sacrebyle, Sakrebail)
63Mae Bua Kam EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
63Mo Dee EM F1955? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
62Rajmangal EM M1956 x Chhatbir Zoo
62Patra EM F1956 x Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
62Velayudhan EM M1956 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
62Bimbo Jr EM F1956 x George Carden Circus International
62Phokaew (พลายโพธิ์แก้ว) EM M1956 x Surin elephant kingdom (Ban Ta Klang elephant village)
62H Luan EM F1956 x Lak Lake Travel Co
61BanYen 2 EM M1957 x Maesa Elephant Camp
61Sarah EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
61Aussan (Assam) EM F1957 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
61Ya Long EM F1957 x Kunming Zoo
61Tricia EM F1957 x Perth Zoo
61Jony EM M1957 x Unknown
61Thongkum (Thong Kham) EM F1957 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
60Warda EM F1958 x Ramat Gan Zoo
60KamPann EM M1958 x Maesa Elephant Camp
60Sabu EM F1958 x Bullens Animal World
60Gouri EM F1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
60Kuttisankaran EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
60Narayankutty EM M1958 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
60Ruth EM F1958 x Buttonwood Park Zoo
60Gigi EM F1958 x Western Plains Zoo
60Eleanor LA F1958 x Tsavo National Park
60Merry (Mary) EM F1958 x Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
60Barkha EM F1958 x Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
60Honey EM F1958 x Zooparque Itatiba
60Padmavathi (Padmavati) EM F1958 x Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
60Eng-wong (E-Wong) EM F1958 x Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
60Mae Tong Dee EM F1958 x GVI Elephant Rescue
60Phanom EM F1958 x Thoms Pai Elephant Camp Home Stay & Spa
60Said Ning Wan EM F1958? x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
59Gulab EM F1959 x Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
59Lakshmi EM F1959 x Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
59Cora EM F1959 x Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)
59Mae Bounnam EM F1959 x Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
59Gajarajan Manikandan EM M1959 x Sankarankulangara temple
59Mae Jampaa EM F1959 x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
59Kuweni EM F1959 x Molagoda elephant village camp
59Chuong EM F1959 x Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
59Kham Ngoạt EM M1959 x Y Tung Nie
59Y Khun EM M1959 x Y Ly Srue
59Plo EM F1959 x Y Jut B Krong
59H Banh EM F1959 x Y So Enuol
59Chum EM unknown1959 x Y Dhiu H Drue
59Sri Nuan EM F1959? x Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
59Burma (Birma) EM F1959? x Western Plains Zoo
59Boontong EM F1959? x Elephant Special Tours
58Motek EM M1960 x Ramat Gan Zoo
58Devi Khali (Maan?) EM F1960 x KMTNC Hattisar
58Baby EM F1960 x Krakow Zoo
58Peggy (Eva) EM F1960 x Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
58Annie EM F1960 x Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
58Annette Marie EM F1960 x Frank Murray (Elephant Walk)
58Thara EM F1960 x Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
58Zina (Zita, Siena) EM F1960 x Little Rock Zoological Gardens
58Lucky EM F1960 x San Antonio Zoo
58Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) EM F1960 x Elephant Valley Project Cambodia
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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