Sahib Fridolin
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Sahib Fridolin  dead elephant
Sahib 1991. Photo: Bill Bliss
Sahib 1991. Photo: Bill Bliss

Identification

EEP nr6304

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 31 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Origin
Born:* 1963-02-15 captive-born
Birth place: in Knies Kinderzoo
Birth weight 139.00 kgs, 305.80 lbs

Parents: Siam x ♀ Ceylon
Death
Dead: 1994-12-23
Death reason: killed: shot with rifle
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1991-03-02Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

1988-07-03Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
from Leipzig Zoo

1984-11-22Leipzig Zoo
from Circus Knie

Circus Knie
from Circus Knie

Circus Knie
from Knies Kinderzoo

Record history
History of updates2009-11-11: birth weight
2012-02-29: height
2022-01-05: picture

Latest document update2022-02-05 14:37:50
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Biography

† Sahib Fridolin is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1994-12-23 at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as shot with rifle.

Origin


Sahib Fridolin was born captive-born 1963-02-15 at Knies Kinderzoo.

Parentage


Parents of Sahib Fridolin are: ♂ Siam (father) and ♀ Ceylon (mother).

Siblings through the father Siam:

  1. 1965-08-04 -- † 1984-06-21 (F) Madura
  2. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  3. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  4. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  5. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  6. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  7. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  8. 1989-02-28 -- † 1997-09-25 (M) John (Ben)
  9. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  10. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  11. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  12. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  13. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1998-05-04(M) Thisiam

Pedigree


Sahib Fridolins ancestral Pedigree:
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Siam

Born: 1945

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Comments / pictures

Rejected from his mother, Sahib was handreared by elephant trainer Josef Haak and his wife at Circus Knie.


Contradictory records:

EEG state arrival to Leipzig Zoo 21st of November.

Sahib was spending his last years in a concrete floor enclosure abt 200 sq. meters large, just close to a Carousel.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sahib Fridolin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=964. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Page 81,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
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