Elephants at wild locations in Italy

1 wild locations has kept elephants in Italy
There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in wild locations in Italy (in this database)

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

1 wild locations has kept 2 elephants in Italy

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

Elephants in wild locations0 (0,0) living2 (0,0) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  0 / 0  0%
 Female  0 / 0  0%
 Free contact  0 / 0  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 0  0%
 No contact  0 / 0  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 0  0%
 wild  0 / 0  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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Internal relevant links

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

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Sicily unspecified forest
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 3 births1 relocated2 deathswildSicily

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

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