Elephant locations in Finland

9 locations has kept elephants in Finland

There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in locations in Finland in this database

Finland
Region: Finland is in this database included in europe
Location holdings: 9 locations has kept 11 elephants in Finland

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations0 (0,0) living 11 (0,2) dead

Prehistoric time


Datings indicate that there were large ice-free areas in Fennoscandia prior to the last glacial maximum c. 18,000 yBP. A number of Woolly Mammoths has been excavated from this time. The datings also indicate a very fast growth of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet to its maximum position.

Recent time


Elephants on Circus in Finland:

1976 Alois Köllner, elephant Simba
1977 Lothar Weissheit
1978 Bernhard Spindler, 4 elephants
1979 Bernhard Renz, 3 small Asian elephants
1980 Joseph Gärtner, 1 African + 4 Asian elephants
1981 Joseph Gärtner, 1 African + 4 Asian elephants
1982 No elephant numbers.
1983 Circus Finlandia, elephant Wani and Anna Jernström
1984 Joszef Richter
1985 Amadeo Folco / SF Senior
1985 Bernhard Spindler / SF Junior, 2 small African elephants
1986 Amadeo Folco / SF Senior
1986 Amadeo Folco / SF Junior, 3 little elephants, director Micky

Elephants on circus were prohobited 1986 in Finland, and the last elephant in a Zoo in Finland, Vanni, was sold from Circus Finlandia to the Zoo Zoolandia in Lieto, and left Finland in 2005, to Nikolaev Zoo, where she died after nine months..

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Finland. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2024) available online retrieved 2024-04-21 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Finland.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links


NameElephant collectionPlace
Circus Finlandia
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsMustio
Circus Sariola
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Finland unspecified forest
(excavation site) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 9 births0 relocated9 deaths
Finnish Museum of Natural History
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Helsinki Zoo Quarantine Island
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Port of Helsinki
(seaport) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsHelsinki
(map)
Suomen Tivoli
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
Suomen Tivoli
(circus) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
Zoolandia
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsLieto
(map)