Elephant locations in Australia

51 locations has kept elephants in Australia

There is presently 25 (8,17) living elephants in locations in Australia in this database

Australia
Region: Australia is in this database included in australia
Location holdings: 51 locations has kept 153 elephants in Australia

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations25 (8,17) living 128 (17,106) dead
The first importation of elephants into Australia appears to be in late 1851 when a male and female elephant from Dacca, India were shipped from Calcutta on board the ship Golden Saxon. She came into port at Hobart. The male elephant was sold at auction, and was exhibited around various hotels in Hobart before he was shipped to Melbourne, before ending up in Adelaide where he ended up pulling a plow. The elephant was named "Tommy" It appears he died around 1860, however I still have to confirm a definite death date on this animal.
Liz Clark

Theres a large selection of photos of elephants in Australia at State Library of New South Wales


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved 2021-12-04 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Australia.
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