Elephants at zoo locations in Italy


13 zoo locations has kept elephants in Italy
There is presently 21 (3,18) living elephants in zoo locations in Italy (in this database)

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

13 zoo locations has kept 54 elephants in Italy

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

Elephants in zoo locations21 (3,18) living33 (9,24) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  3 / 21 
 14%
 Female  18 / 21 
 86%
 Free contact  7 / 21 
 33%
 Protected contact  6 / 21 
 29%
 No contact  1 / 21 
 5%
 Unknown contact  3 / 21 
 14%
 wild  0 / 21  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
    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)
    Fasano Zoosafari
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 12 present (3,9)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooFasano, Brindisi, Apulia
    Fiumicino Safari Park (Zoo Safari di Fiumicino)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooFiumicinoRome
    Giardino Zoologico di Milano
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooMilan
    Naples Zoo (Giardino Zoologico di Napoli)
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births6 relocated4 deathszooNapoli
    Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births6 relocated2 deathszooValbrembo
    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
    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
    Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathszooTurin



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


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