African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands

♂ Calimero
Records from 2004: Weight 6,300 kgs, height 3,4 meters.
Records from 2004: Weight 6,300 kgs, height 3,4 meters.


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 43 years old
Body height: 3.40 meter, 11.2 feet
Body weight: 6300.00 kg, 13860.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1980 wild
Birth place: in Zimbabwe unspecified location
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2004-10-04
(dead † 2004-10-04)

2. Born 2006-03-30
(dead † 2006-03-30)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

2004-04-27Beekse Bergen Safaripark
from Basel Zoo

2000-10-12Basel Zoo
from Rome Zoo

1982-06-05Rome Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Zimbabwe unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2023-05-06

Latest document update2023-04-16 18:17:14
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Calimero is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands.

Calimero arrived in 2004-04-27 to the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, relocated from the Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

Calimero lives together with 8 other elephants at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark:
  1. Bongi born 2005-06-03
  2. Carla born 1986
  3. Madiba born 2016-05-04
  4. Mosi born 2023-11-04
  5. Pina Nessie born 2013-08-11?
  6. Punda born 1992
  7. Sabi born 1985
  8. Yambo born 2004-03-29

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Total: 2 babies

  1. () 2004-10-04 -- † 2004-10-04 stillborn?
  2. () 2006-03-30 -- † 2006-03-30 stillborn


Calimero was born wild 1980 at Zimbabwe unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Calimero in Beekse Bergen SafariparkCalimero with Rome Zoo Head Elephant Keeper Alfiero Leoni, 1986. Photo: Spartaco Gippolito, Italy

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Calimero, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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