I have a lot of statistics of European elephants in zoos. I will start this thread because I understand some of you are interested in elephants I saw a question of which species is the most common in (European) zoos. I can tell this is the Asian elephant. But I wil show you later some numbers. Interesting might be which zoo is breeding and which don't. I have more info later. For now (feel free to add your info of other facilities): EM = Elephas maximus LA = Loxodonta africana Breeding zoos in The Netherlands: Amsterdam Zoo (Artis):1.3 EM Amersfoort Zoo: 1.4 EM Emmen Zoo: 5.10 EM Rotterdam Zoo: 2.4 EM Safari Beekse Bergen: 1.5 LA Ouwehands Zoo: 1.2 LA A non-breeding facility is Burgers Zoo with 0.4 EM Irma and Douanita of Rotterdam Zoo are pregnant. Babies expected: end of this year (Irma), and Spring 2008 (Douanita). This shall be the last offspring in Rotterdam for bull Alexander (now Antwerp Zoo). The new bull Timber is to young for mating yet: he is nine years old. Tooth, the new bull in Rhenen, has already mated Aja. So, offspring can be expected? Maybe there are some elephants pregnant in Emmen but since the keepers are not taking blood or urine samples, they can't tell who is. Amersfoort has not officially a pregnant elephant but there are rumours about Jula. They take blood/urine samples. Other info: 17 elephants were born in Emmen Zoo, 15 of them survived. The first one was born in 1992 (Mingalar Oo), the last one on august 8 this year (Swe Zin). Both have the same mother: Htoo Kin Aye. Irma of Rotterdam gave birth to the first elephant ever born in a Dutch zoo: Bernhardine in 1984. Bernhardine is now living in Dublin. Btw: The first recorded birth of an elephant in The Netherlands was Gina on November 11, 1939 in an exhibition building in Amsterdam. Mother Birma was traveling with a circus. Birma and Gina were brought to Amsterdam Zoo, where Gina stayed until her death in 1967. Some people think she is the first elephant born in a Dutch zoo, but you now know that isn't.