Thisiam
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

♂ Thisiam

Identification

EEP nr9804

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old
Body height: 3.19 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 6800.00 kg, 14960.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-05-04 captive-born
Birth place: in Paris Zoo Vincennes

Parents: Siam x ♀ Kaveri (Cauvery)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

2015-08-05Knies Kinderzoo
from Katowice Zoo

2009-11-26Katowice Zoo
from Plock Zoo

2002-10-16Plock Zoo
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

Record history
History of updates2009-11-30:relocated to Katovice
2015-12-29: transfer

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Thisiam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Thisiam arrived in 2015-08-05 to the Knies Kinderzoo, relocated from the Katowice Zoo, in Poland.

Thisiam lives together with 7 other elephants at the Knies Kinderzoo:
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Mapalay born 1986
  4. Mekong born ~1982
  5. Rani born 1982
  6. Sabu born 1984
  7. Sandry born 1999-11-27

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Origin


Thisiam was born captive-born 1998-05-04 at Paris Zoo Vincennes.

Parentage


Parents of Thisiam are: ♂ Siam (father) and ♀ Kaveri (Cauvery) (mother).

Siblings through the father Siam:

  1. 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 (M) Sahib Fridolin
  2. 1965-08-04 -- † 1984-06-21 (F) Madura
  3. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  4. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  5. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  6. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  7. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  8. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  9. 1989-02-28 -- † 1997-09-25 (M) John (Ben)
  10. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  11. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  12. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  13. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)

Siblings through the mother Kaveri (Cauvery):

  1. 1990-03-31 - † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  2. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  3. 2009-05-00 - † 2009-05-00 (F) miscarriage

Pedigree


Thisiams ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Thisiam

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Siam

Born: 1945

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Kaveri (Cauvery)

Born: 1984-01-28

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Exact date unknown for relocation to Kataowice

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Thisiam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=188. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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