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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


EEP nr6304


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

Parents: Siam x ♀ Ceylon
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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† 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.


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


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


Sahib Fridolins ancestral Pedigree:

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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


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sahib Fridolin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 June 2023 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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