Elephants at circus locations in Italy


23 circus locations has kept elephants in Italy
There is presently 6 (0,6) living elephants in circus locations in Italy (in this database)

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

23 circus locations has kept 32 elephants in Italy

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

Elephants in circus locations6 (0,6) living26 (0,26) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 6  0%
 Female  6 / 6 
 100%
 Free contact  2 / 6 
 33%
 Protected contact  0 / 6  0%
 No contact  0 / 6  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 6  0%
 wild  0 / 6  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.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Italy (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Alfredo Rossi
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircus
    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
    Nicolay Circo Montecarlo
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Paride Orfei
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusPeschiera Borromeo



    This document was updated: 2010-09-21 22:36:39


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