Sao Noi (Saonoi)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden

♀ Sao Noi (Saonoi)
Saonoi and Dan Koehl in Kolmarden Zoo 2007. Photo: Emelie Olander
Saonoi and Dan Koehl in Kolmarden Zoo 2007. Photo: Emelie Olander


EEP nr9612


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1996 unknown
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Freight:Air cargo
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden

Date of arrival

2004-04-07Kolmarden Zoo
from Norrköping industrial hall temporary quarantine

2004-00-00Norrköping industrial hall temporary quarantine
from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

2004-00-00King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
from Pala-U forest elephant camp

2004-00-00Pala-U forest elephant camp
from King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
from Somroj Khukitikasem

Somroj Khukitikasem
from Thailand unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2022-04-11

Latest document update2020-10-19 04:20:25
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Sao Noi (Saonoi) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden.

Sao Noi (Saonoi) arrived in 2004-04-07 to the Kolmarden Zoo, relocated from the Norrköping industrial hall temporary quarantine, in Sweden.


Sao Noi (Saonoi) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Kolmarden Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bua born 1997
  2. Tonsak born 1998

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (head-keeper from 2007 to 2010)


Sao Noi (Saonoi) was born unknown 1996 at Thailand unspecified location. and imported 2004-04-08, Air cargo

Comments / pictures

Sao Noi (Saonoi) in Kolmarden Zoo
Saonoi in 2004

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sao Noi (Saonoi), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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