Elephant locations in Sweden

60 locations has kept elephants in Sweden

There is presently 11 (5,6) living elephants in locations in Sweden in this database

Sweden
Region: Sweden is in this database included in europe
Location holdings: 60 locations has kept 62 elephants in Sweden

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)
Elephants in locations11 (5,6) living 51 (7,23) dead
The first elephant ever brought to Sweden was 1804, when a 10 year old Asian bull, owned by Mr. Jean Baptiste Gautier, toured on circus 1804-1806. Mr. Gauthier was forefather to Diana Rhodin and Mr. Axel Gauthier, late elephant trainer in USA.

Another elephant was kept on a permanent menagerie in Stockholm, Stockholm Tivoli. Menageries was prohibited by the king, in 30 oktober 1916.

Elephants has been held in Zoos since 1930. (Topsy and later Lunkentuss, Skansen Zoo)



Today, only two zoological gardens and one circus keep elephants: In Kolm�rden Zoo on the eastcoast, 150 km south of Stockholm, and Bor�s Zoo on the westcost, 100 km northeast from Gothenburg.


Elephants were previously kept at Skansen Zoo in Stockholm (4), Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna (5), and Furuviksparken, near G�vle (6), and also several circuses, the last one touring had elephants at the winterquarters in Malmoe.




The (1989) regulations from the ministry of agriculture,regarding keeping of elephants are:
Stable: Minimum 200 m2, and not less than 50 m2 per animal.Enclosure: Min. 2 000 m2, and with additional enclosure to separate individuals. Rubbing post, or similar, to enable skin care. Bathing pool, or likewise.

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved 2021-12-03 at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Sweden.
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Internal relevant links


NameElephant collectionPlace
Anton Frank
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsÄlvsered
(map) Västergötland
Arrie site
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsVellinge
(map)Malmö Skåne county South Sweden
Bäck, Rättvik
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsRättvik
(map) Dalarna
Bårslöv unspecified farm
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsBårslöv
(map) Skåne county South Sweden
Boras Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 22 elephants
, 7 present (3,4) 9 births7 relocated8 deathsBoras
(map)
Brunkeberg esker ridge
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsStockholm
Circus Brazil Jack
(circus) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsMalmö
(map)
Circus Caravan
(circus) Kept totally 8 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births8 relocated0 deathsMalmö
(map)
Circus Leonard (Cirkus Leonard Houcke)
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Circus Mijares-Schreiber
(circus) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsKarlskoga
(map)
Circus Orlando
(circus) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsMalmö
(map)
Circus Schreiber
(circus) Kept totally 6 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births6 relocated0 deathsKarlskoga
Cirkus Rhodin
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsMalmö
(map)
Cirkus Scala (Cirkus Rolando)
(circus) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsHässleholm
(map)
Cirque du Nord (Cirkus du Nord)
(circus) Kept totally 4 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated4 deaths
County Museum of Västernorrland
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsHärnösand
(map) Västernorrland county
Cuneos menageri (John G. Cuneo)
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths
Diana Bernadette Rhodin
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated1 deathsMalmö
(map)
Didier Gautiers menagerie
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deaths
(map)
Drottningholm Royal Palace Nature Museum
(private) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsDrottningholm
(map) Stockholm
Eisfeldts menageri (Circus Leonard)
(circus) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map)
Ekeberga farm
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsKristianstad
(map)
Eskilstuna Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 3 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated1 deathsEskilstuna
(map)
Furuviksparken
(zoo) Kept totally 5 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births3 relocated2 deathsGavle
(map)
Gothenburg Museum of Natural History
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsGöteborg
(map)
Helsingborg veterinary hospital
(hospital) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsHelsingborg
(map)
Hola school and witch museum
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsNyland
(map) Västernorrland county
Jämtland Wargentin Gymnasium nature museum
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsÖstersund
(map) Jämtland county
JAMTLI Provincial Museum of Jämtland
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsÖstersund
(map) Jämtland county
Kånkback
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsRagunda
(map) Jämtland county
King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden
(private) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map)
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsDrottningholm
(map)
Kolmarden Zoo
(zoo) Kept totally 24 elephants
, 4 present (2,2) 4 births9 relocated11 deathsKolmarden
(map)
Lerdal, Rättvik
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsRättvik
(map) Dalarna
Lockarp gravel pit site
(museum) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsLockarp
(map)Malmö Skåne county South Sweden
Lund Zoological Museum
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsLund
(map)
Museum of Karolinska skolan
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsÖrebro
(map) Örebro county
Norrköping industrial hall temporary quarantine
(private) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsNorrköping
(map)
Nybro and Berzelii Park
(excavation site) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map)
Önet, Frösön
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsFrösön
(map) Jämtlands county
Örsjö gravel pit
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deaths
Österportgymnasium nature museum
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsYstad Skåne county
Petrus Magni school museum
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsVadstena
(map) Östergötland county
Pilgrimstad Gravel Pit
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsPilgrimstad
(map) Jämtlands county
Port of Stockholm
(private) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map)
Roland Persson
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsStockholm Stockholm county
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map) Stockholm county
Sollefteå unspecified excavation site
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSollefteå Västernorrland county
Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
(zoo) Kept totally 7 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births5 relocated2 deathsStockholm
(map)
Stockholms Tivoli
(zoo) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsStockholm
(map)
Stor-Finnforsen
(excavation site) Kept totally 2 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated2 deathsRamsele
(map) Västernorrland county
Storfinnforsen Hydroelectric Power Station
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsRamsele
(map) Västernorrland county
Sweden unspecified forest
(wild) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deaths
Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM)
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsStockholm
(map) Stockholm county
The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsUppsala
Tittente in Svedala
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsSvedala
(map) Skåne South Sweden
Torbjörn Aggenberg
(dealer) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsStockholm
Uppsala Museum of Evolution
(museum) Kept totally 0 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsUppsala
(map) Uppsala län Uppland
Ystad unspecified location
(excavation site) Kept totally 1 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated1 deathsYstad
(map)
Zoo Circus
(circus) Kept totally 9 elephants
, 0 present (0,0) 0 births7 relocated2 deathsMalmö
(map)



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