Elephant locations in Italy


66 locations has kept elephants in Italy
There is presently 27 (3,24) living elephants in locations in Italy (in this database)

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

66 locations has kept 95 elephants in Italy

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

Elephants in locations27 (3,24) living68 (12,50) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  3 / 27 
 11%
 Female  24 / 27 
 89%
 Free contact  9 / 27 
 33%
 Protected contact  6 / 27 
 22%
 No contact  1 / 27 
 4%
 Unknown contact  3 / 27 
 11%
 wild  0 / 27  0%

The first elephants arriving in Italy during post-roman time was two elephants en route to Germany; Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas, arriving in Aachen in 802. The second elephant is refered to as The Cremona elephant arriving in 1229. Both those elephants were walked through Italy on their way to their end destination.

One of the first post-roman elephants residing in Italy was Hanno (Annone) a gift to Pope Leo X from Emanuel I, King of Portugal in 1515.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Italy.
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  • News about elephants in Italy (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Campo del Gallo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteVitebo
    Alfredo Rossi
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircus
    Archaeological Museum of Syracuse
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumSyracuse
    Bellini Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooCataniaSicily
    Brescia Maxi Zoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooBresciaLombardy
    Bussolengo Safari Park (Garda Zoological Park)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooBussolengo
    (map)
    Circo Americano (American Circus, Flavio Togni)
    Kept totally 29 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)0 births13 relocated12 deathscircusVerona
    Circo Embell Riva (Belucci)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circo Rinaldo Orfei
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circo Rony Roller
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusSalerno
    Circo Wegliams (Circo Jumbo, Formisano)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusErcolano
    Circorama (Circo a 3 piste Orfei)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circorama (Liana Orfei)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Bisini (Bisini Gran Circo Continentale)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Cesare Togni (Circo Cesare Togni)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated3 deathscircus
    Circus Darix Togni (Circo Darix Togni)
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated5 deathscircus
    Circus Errani (Circo Errani)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscircusRecanati
    Circus Ferdinando Togni (Circo Ferdinando Togni)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Florilegio (Circo Il Florilegio di Darix Togni)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Lidia Togni
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Medrano (Circo Medrano Casartelli)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusVecchia
    (map)
    Circus Moira Orfei
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Nando Orfei (Circo Nando Orfei, Amazons Circus)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Orfei
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Togni (Circo Nazionale Togni)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Zoppe (Circo Zoppe)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    Emperor Claudius of Rome
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Fasano Zoosafari
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 12 present (3,9)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooFasano, Brindisi, Apulia
    Ferdinand II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Fifth Legion Alaudae
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsorganization
    Fiumicino Safari Park (Zoo Safari di Fiumicino)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooFiumicinoRome
    Frederick II of Holy German empire
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivate
    Geological Museum G. G. Gemmellaro
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumPalermo
    (map)
    Giacomo Doria Natural History Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumGenova
    (map)
    Giardino Zoologico di Milano
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooMilan
    Grotta dei Puntali
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteCarini
    (map)
    Grotte Santo Stefano
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsexcavation siteViterbo
    (map)
    Province of ViterboLazio region
    King Charles Felix of Sardinia
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateTurin
    La Specola Museum of Zoology and Natural History
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumFlorence
    (map)
    Mark Shand (1951-2014)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsprivateRome
    Milan Natural History Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumMilano
    (map)
    Molinar Co
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathsdealerTurin
    (map)
    Museo Civico di Zoologia
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumRoma
    (map)
    Muzeul Național de Istorie Naturală Grigore Antipa
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseum
    Naples Zoo (Giardino Zoologico di Napoli)
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births6 relocated4 deathszooNapoli
    Natural History Museum Rome
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumRoma
    (map)
    Lazio region
    Nicolay Circo Montecarlo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Ostia Port of Rome
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsseaportRoma
    (map)
    Padua Museum of Zoology
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumPadova
    (map)
    Veneto
    Palazzo Venezia
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivate
    (map)
    Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births6 relocated2 deathszooValbrembo
    Paride Orfei
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusPeschiera Borromeo
    Pavia Natural History Museum
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumPavia
    (map)
    Pistoia Zoo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooPistoia
    (map)
    Pombia Safari Park Lago Maggiore
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooPombia
    (map)
    Piedmont
    Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathsprivateRome
    (map)
    Port of Genoa
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathsseaportGenova
    (map)
    Rome Zoo
    Kept totally 26 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)4 births4 relocated20 deathszooRome
    (map)
    Safari Ravenna
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births4 relocated1 deathszooRavenna, Località Mirabilandia (RA)
    (map)
    Emilia-Romagna
    Sapienza Museum of Paleontology
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumRoma
    (map)
    Sicily unspecified forest
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)3 births1 relocated2 deathswildSicily
    Trieste Civic Museum of Natural History
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumTrieste
    (map)
    Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumTurin
    (map)
    Piemonte
    Turin Royal Zoological Garden
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooTurin
    Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathszooTurin
    Visconti Castle
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumPavia
    (map)



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