Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

♀ Sabu


EEP nr8505


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1984 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

2016-00-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Circus Knie

1990-00-00Circus Knie
from Knies Kinderzoo

1990-00-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2021-12-23

Latest document update2021-09-18 13:01:57
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Sabu is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Sabu arrived in 2016-00-00 to the Knies Kinderzoo, relocated from the Circus Knie, in Switzerland.


Sabu lives together with 8 other elephants at the Knies Kinderzoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Kamon born 2022-05-07
  4. Mapalay born 1986
  5. Mekong born ~1982
  6. Rani born 1982
  7. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  8. Thisiam born 1998-05-04


Sabu was born wild 1984. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sabu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1984 births | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Knies Kinderzoo | Switzerland | Asian elephants

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