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Elephant information and database since 1995

Welcome to www.elephant.se and The Elephant Database. owned and managed by elephant trainer and consultant Dan Koehl. Please like this website on Facebook

With 23 years online, this is the oldest and largest online elephant database in the world and also possibly the largest database of animal individuals. Updated almost daily it presents 8626 captive living elephants (including 915 breeding cows and 309 breeding bulls) , and each of the 2909 location facilities in 123 countries in 6 continent regions, as a neutral unbiased documentation. Above you can either search for an elephants name, a location name or for a certain country. You can also use the navigation links on top, on "database" you can choose births and deaths for any given year 1880-today from the list of 6668 dead elephants from both species..

Click on a country to see overview of statistical number and the category of different locations within the country

When you click on a location: four different category tabs let you choose how much, and what you want to see: (the tabs also show how many individuals are within each category) Location info contains basic records and history about a location, present give an overview over the elephants living on the location now, births list the elephants which was born on the location, deaths the one that died there, and total gives a full-leangth list of all elephants which was ever at the location.

Elephants with unknown present or death location, origin, birth or previous location, are listed on the fictional location unknown location. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, please contact us.

Click on every elephant to see the individual presentaton with history on present and past locations, and see eventual existing and documented parentage and offspring

There are also a number of sections with different data sorts, like regional studbooks and breeding, transfer and relocations of elephants, births and deaths, disease and longevity, and year lists from 1880-today. You can also see the list of elephant mankillers, list of elephant names, summarize and graphical statistics and the latest changes in the elephant database. (RSS) Please contact us if you find any errors in this database or would like to share any news of elephant births, deaths, or transfers. If you have a website, blog or similair, you can put the newsticker you see to the right, which automatically gets updated with the 10 latest births:

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The database overview with numbers from 6 regions with elephant exhibiting countries

Regional elephant studbooks

American studbook * Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook * European studbook * Japanese studbook * captive elephants from Andaman Islands, India * captive elephants from Karnataka, India * captive elephants from Kerala, India, and captive elephants from Tamil Nadu, India

Elephant breeding topics

elephant breeding overview and list of pregnant females * birth weights * stillbirths * castrated bulls * artificial insemination

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Births

Thong TaweeEMF?2018-11-04 x Thong PermBaan Chang Elephant Park
not namedEMM?2018-10-31 x PhootsonAyutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
PungEMF?2018-10-13 x BounnoiAyutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
KaiEMF?2018-10-09Rex (Bimbo, Barney) x AshaOklahoma City Zoo
VishwaEMM?2018-09-30Gajraj x Laxmi Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Elephants born in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Show only Asians, only Africans, both or 13 pregnant captive elephants | All stillbirths
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Reasons for elephant deaths

euthanised * poisoned * falling into moats * mankillers various diseases like arthritis * elephant pox * cancer * colic * herpesvirus * pneumonia * rabies * tetanus * tuberculosis * Viral EMC - Elephant Encephalomyocarditis virus

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Deaths

Rajesh EM M 1979 2018-11-12 39 killed
by two wild tuskers
Pansoli elephant camp (Dandeli forest)
Merru LA M 2017-12-00 2018-11-07 1 unknown
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
Mahimakali EM F 2018-11-00 ? unknown
Chitwan Island Jungle Resort
Maya EM F ~1974 2018-10-29 ? unknown
Alexander Scholl
Nandita EM F 2015-08-20 2018-10-25 3 disease
Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Chester Zoo
Elephants dead in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

The 5 Most Recent Elephant Transfers

Tembo LA M 1985-00-0033 Dresden Zoo 2018-11-13Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark
Gandhi EM M 2006-03-2012 La Palmyre Zoo 2018-11-08Heidelberg Zoo
unknown EM F 20180 Giritale Elephant Transit Home Medical Centre 2018-11-01
Jothi EM F 198236 Audubon Zoo 2018-11-00Buffalo Zoo
Surapa EM F 198335 Audubon Zoo 2018-11-00Buffalo Zoo
Elephants transfered in: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000. Show only Asians, Africans, both

5 Oldest Living Elephants

AgeName Species Sex Birth Parents Location
74Shirley EM F1944 x Wild Adventures
70Ambika EM F1948 x Smithsonian National Zoological Park
70Shirley EM F1948 x Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
70Mysore II EM F1948 x Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
69Anusha EM F1949 x Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Show 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 oldest elephants in the database which are over 40 years. Show only Asians, only Africans, both
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