List of fictional pachyderms

This list of fictional pachyderms is a subsidiary to the List of fictional ungulates. Characters from various fictional works are organized by medium.

Outside strict biological classification,[lower-alpha 1] the term "pachyderm" is commonly used to describe elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippopotami; this list also includes extinct mammals such as woolly mammoths, mastodons, etc.


Name Species Author Work Notes
Alexander Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Son of Babar and Celeste. [2]
Arthur Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Cousin of Babar. [3]
Babar Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant An elephant prince.[4]
Berilia Elephant Terry Pratchett Discworld One of the four elephants who carry the Discworld whilst standing on the shell of Great A'Tuin the Turtle.
Celeste Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Female cousin of Babar, with whom she eventually marries. [5]
Chota Asian elephant Elif Şafak The Architect’s Apprentice A gift to the Sultan, this very white elephant dwells in the royal menagerie when not used on construction sites. (Also mentioned are Chota's mother Pakeeza, his mate Gulbahar, his son Panj, and Mahmood, an African bush elephant who is Chota's rival for status.)
Cornelius Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Counsellor of king Babar. [6]
The Elephant Child African bush elephant Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories In "How the Elephant Got His Trunk"
Ella Elephant Carmela D' Amico and Steven D' Amico Ella the Elephant A jolly young elephant who wears a big red hat and a blue criss-cross dress.
Elmer Elephant David McKee Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Character of children's story books .
Flora Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Daughter of Babar and Celeste. [7]
Great T'Phon Elephant Terry Pratchett Discworld One of the four elephants who carry the Discworld whilst standing on the shell of Great A'Tuin the Turtle.
Hathi Asian elephant Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book Head of the jungle elephant troop; featured in several adventures with the boy, Mowgli.
Horton Elephant Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a Who! A fictional character from the books Horton Hatches the Egg[8] and Horton Hears a Who![9], both by Dr. Seuss. Horton is a kind, sweet-natured elephant who cares about other animals or people.
Icebones Mammoth Stephen Baxter Icebones Major character in the novel
Isabelle Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Daughter of Babar and Celeste. [10]
Jerakeen Elephant Terry Pratchett Discworld One of the four elephants who carry the Discworld whilst standing on the shell of Great A'Tuin the Turtle.
"Jumbo" (given name)[11] Asian elephant Mark Twain "The Stolen White Elephant" White elephant's actual name: Hassan Ben Ali Ben Selim Abdallah Mohammed Moist Alhammal Jamsetjejeebhoy Dhuleep Sultan Ebu Bhudpoor
Kabumpo Elephant Ruth Thompson Kabumpo in Oz Also known as the Elegant Elephant of Pumperdink he was originally a christening gift to the king of Pumperdink, Pompus.[12]
Kala Nag Asian elephant Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book In "Toomai of the Elephants" (Kala Nag means "Black Snake").
Lily Elephant Anne Gutman Penelope
Lord Rataxes Rhinoceros Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant King of Rhinoland and the nemesis of the elephants in the franchise.
Lumpy Elephant Diana M. Hawkins and Kevin Collier Lumpy the Elephant When treated as an outcast, Lumpy surprises other toys and gains their respect.
Mud (She-Spurns) African elephant Barbara Gowdy The White Bone An adult fantasy story about African elephants; centered on Mud, a young adopted female.
Otto Rhinoceros Ole Lund Kirkegaard Otto Is a Rhinoceros Major character in the novel
Pom Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Son of Babar and Celeste. [13]
Poutifour Elephant Jean de Brunhoff Babar the Elephant Babar's gardener. [14]
Silverhair Mammoth Stephen Baxter Silverhair Major character in the novel
Solomon Indian Elephant José Saramago The Elephant's Journey Major character in the novel
Strorks Rhinoceros Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories In "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin"
Tantor African elephant Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan
Thunder African elephant Erik Daniel Shein, L. M. Reker Thunder:An Elephant's Journey
Tubul Elephant Terry Pratchett Discworld One of the four elephants who carry the Discworld whilst standing on the shell of Great A'Tuin the Turtle.
Uncle Elephant J. P. Martin Uncle (novel),Uncle Cleans Up,Uncle and His Detective, Uncle and the Treacle Trouble, Uncle and Claudius the Camel, Uncle and the Battle for Badgertown A millionaire elephant with a purple dressing-gown, a B.A. from Oxford, and a clean-living past marred by a single, never-to-be-forgotten discreditable incident.
Unnamed Elephant Elfrida Vipont The Elephant and the Bad Baby
Zenobia Asian elephant Henry Cuyler Bunner "Zenobia's Infidelity" Short story adapted to Zenobia (1939 film) by Hal Roach Studios


Name Species Work Author Notes
Brother Tim Elephant Jumbo Jim and Brother Tim Bertie Brown A humoristic British comic strip created in 1928 for Sunbeam. [15]
Dirk Dickerdack Hippopotamus Tom Poes Marten Toonder The mayor of Rommeldam. [16]
Elephant Girl African Elephant Supermegatopia David Copenhagen An obese anthropomorphic elephant superheroine with a big stomach that wears a super suit that had her belly showing, and her belly-button showing as well, as it is shown being fully visible. Sometimes, she has a crush on Weasel Boy.
Elephant Man Elephant/humanoid Teen Titans Geoff Johns, Tony Daniel DC Comics supervillain with a thick hide and a bad attitude.
O. Fanth Mzn African elephant Tom Poes Marten Toonder Chief editor of the local newspaper, the Rommeldamse Courant, and its sister magazine, the Rommelbode.
Hieronymus (Hip) Flask Hippopotamus/human hybrid Elephantmen Richard Starkings Created by The MAPPO Corporation; IA advisor.
Hannibal African Elephant The Adventures of Nero, the album "Hannibal".[17] Marc Sleen Clo-Clo befriends a baby elephant, Hannibal (a reference to Hannibal Barca, the Carthagan general who crossed the Alps with his elephants). In the course of the story the little elephant is abducted to the circus. Nero and his friends are able to free him again, but then Hannibal suddenly disappears. Clo-Clo turns very ill as a result. Then, finally, Hannibal does return, but now he is a full grown elephant! He celebrates along with all the other characters.
Ebenezer Hide Elephant/human hybrid Elephantmen Richard Starkings Created by The MAPPO Corporation; IA advisor.
Hippo Hippopotamus Jungle Jinks Arthur White [18] and Mabel F. Taylor [19] A little school child and main cast member.
Mrs. Hippo Hippopotamus The Bruin Boys, aka Tiger Tim Julius Stafford Baker A female teacher, whose species was later changed into a female bear, whereupon she was renamed Mrs. Bruin. [20]
Jumbo Elephant The Bruin Boys, aka Tiger Tim Julius Stafford Baker One of Tiger Tim's friends. [21]
Jumbo Elephant Jungle Jinks Arthur White [22] and Mabel F. Taylor [23] A little school child and main cast member.
Jumbo Jim Elephant Jumbo Jim and Brother Tim Bertie Brown A humoristic British comic strip created in 1928 for Sunbeam. [24]
Obadiah Horn Rhinoceros/human hybrid Elephantmen Richard Starkings A businessman, created by The MAPPO Corporation.
Mama Kali African Elephant The Adventures of Nero, the album "Mama Kali".[25] Marc Sleen Mama Kali (which means "angry mother" in Swahili) is actually Madam Pheip, who was changed into an elephant by a magic spell.
Nellyfant Elephant Nellyfant Leo Baxendale and Derek Skinn. A British gag comic about an elephant and his zookeeper. Published in Buster. [26]
Perry Pachidermia Elephant Pinky Massimo Mattioli Cigar-chomping boss of Pinky the rabbit. [27]
Pellefant Elephant Pellefant Rune Andréasson A blue toy elephant who came to life.
Reinhold Rhinoceros Reinhold das Naushorn,[28] a pantomime comic. Vicco von Bülow, better known as Loriot.[29]
Snoots Elephant Baby Snoots Don Markstein A baby elephant, illustrated by Don Markstein in 1970.[30] Continued by: Snoots the Forgetful Elephant.[31] Published by Gold Key Comics.[32]
Thunder Elephant Lionel's Kingdom Mauricio de Sousa Thunder is also a mascot of a Brazilian brand of tomato extract.
Zebedeus African Elephant The Adventures of Nero, the album "De Negen Peperbollen".[33] Marc Sleen Nero, Petoetje and Petatje meet this baby elephant in the African savanna. They use it to ride to civilization.
Zulma African Elephant The Adventures of Nero, the album "De Verdwenen Nero".[34] Marc Sleen Nero meets him in the African jungle, where poachers are trying to kill him. Nero protects him.


Name Species Origin Notes
Airavata Elephant Indian mythology The creator of clouds.
Ganesha Elephant God Indian mythology God with human body, four arms and an elephant's head.
Gajendra Elephant God Indian mythology An elephant that was attacked by a crocodile and eventually saved by Vishnu
Supratika One of eight elephants who bears the world Indian mythology Supratika represents the north-east direction of the world.
Vinayaki Elephant-headed Hindu Goddess Indian mythology An elephant-headed goddess about whom little is known but is thought to be a feminine avatar of Ganesha



Name Species Origin Notes
Gloria Hippopotamus Madagascar A confident and sassy hippopotamus who is the most sane in her group of friends. Voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith.
Shep African Elephant (Dog) George of the Jungle (film) George's pet "dog" who is actually an elephant
Rocky Indian Rhinoceros The Jungle Book One of the animals who participates during the water truce.
Barry Asian Elephant Zookeeper (film) An elephant from Franklin Park Zoo
Bo-Tat Asian elephant Operation Dumbo Drop Bo-Tat portrayed by Tai (elephant)
Kala Nag Asian elephant Elephant Boy Adaptation of Kipling's "Toomai of the Elephants"
Lucy Asian elephant Hannibal Brooks Fictional story of Lucy the elephant, rescued from Munich Zoo in 1944
Rosie Asian elephant Water for Elephants Rosie portrayed by Tai (elephant)
Vera Asian elephant Larger than Life Vera (also) portrayed by Tai
Whispers African elephant Whispers: An Elephant's Tale An adorable baby elephant who searches his way to find his mother and the herd after being separated from poachers. Directed by Derek and Beverley Joubert
Zenobia Asian elephant Zenobia A sick elephant that is cured by a country doctor (Oliver Hardy) with comical consequences


Name Species Origin Notes
Bump Elephant Bump A very clumsy elephant with a bandage on his forehead
Dumbo Elephant Dumbo's Circus The title character about a flying elephant who now runs the circus.
George Hippo Rainbow A pink hippo with blue eyes. A puppet character.
George Hippo George and Martha Best friends with Martha.
Martha Hippo George and Martha Best friends with George.
Mr. Snuffleupagus Snuffleupagus Sesame Street Big Bird's once-then imaginary friend. A puppet character.
Snorky Elephant The Banana Splits Member of The Banana Splits, an all-animal band. He played the keyboard.
Stampy Elephant The Simpsons episode "Bart Gets an Elephant" An elephant won by Bart Simpson in a contest, Stampy was later donated to a wildlife preserve.


Name Species Origin Notes
Alice Fefferman Elephant Summer Camp Island
Besthe Hippopotamus The Lion Guard The strongest member of the Lion Guard and one of Kion's friends.
Bing Bong Part-Elephant Inside Out Riley's Cotton Candy Imaginary Friend.
Boss Rhino Rhinoceros Kimba the White Lion
Burt Asian Elephant The Penguins of Madagascar
Clam Rhinoceros Camp Lazlo In the show
Doctor El Elephant (mutant) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles A witch doctor
Dumbo Elephant Dumbo An elephant with big ears, and he can fly, which happens towards the end of the film.
Elephanchine Elephant Fantasia A ballet dancing obese elephant who leads other dancing elephants and gets a bubble stuck on her foot.
Ellie Woolly mammoth Ice Age: The Meltdown At first thinks she's a possum, until Manny convinced her that she's just like him; a mammoth. Is Peaches' mother and Manny's wife. Is more openhearted to Peaches than Manny is when her only daughter becomes an adolescent. voiced by Queen Latifah
Elly Elephant Pocoyo A female pink elephant who always wears a blue backpack. She loves making biscuits and tea, and has a doll that she loves very much. Despite her size, she is graceful and gentle, capable of ballet dancing. She is, however, very bossy and generally does things her way. She usually rides around on her pink scooter.
Elmer Elephant Elephant Silly Symphonies Disney cartoon short. (Not to be confused with Elmer the Patchwork Elephant)
Endugu Elephant My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Ethan Woolly mammoth Ice Age: Continental Drift A teenage mammoth on whom Peaches has a crush.
Flavio and Marita Hippos Animaniacs Known as "the Hip Hippos", a wealthy, Spanish hippo couple obsessed with being trendy. Sometimes they have been in dangerous situations, but usually remain unaware of it and rarely suffer harm, mainly due to their large frames.
Funkfreed Elephant One Piece
Gazpacho Mammoth Chowder A mammoth who works at a market.
Golias Elephant My Big Big Friend A large, round, blue elephant who is Yuri's Big Big Friend.
Goliath II Elephant Goliath II A very small elephant who has trouble fitting in with the herd.
Gloria Hippo Madagascar A hippo, she acts as an older sister to the gang, often putting her foot down when the boys start to lose control.
Jerry Jumbeaux, Jr. Elephant Zootopia An elephant who owns an ice cream parlor.
Mr. Hornbill Rhinoceros My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Hyacinth Hippo Fantasia A ballet dancing hippo who leads other dancing hippos and tries to avoid Ben Ali Gator.
Julian Woolly Mammoth Ice Age: Collision Course A young and courageous mammoth who is Peaches' fiancé part-time member of The Herd and The Brat Pack.
Khan Kluay Elephant Khan Kluay Two Thai film features and Thai TV series about a blue elephant.
Kifaru White rhinoceros The Lion Guard A poor-sighted rhinoceros.
Lotsa Heart Elephant Elephant Care Bears A Care Bear Cousin. He is pink and his tummy symbol is a pink weight with a red heart on it.
Ma Tembo Elephant The Lion Guard An elephant who is the daughter of Amanifu and she and her herd reside in Kilio Valley.
Lulu Rhinoceros Ni Hao, Kai-Lan A rhinoceros with balloon flying
Lumpy "Heffalump" Winnie-the-Pooh (Heffridge Trumpler Brompet "Lumpy" Heffalump, IV). Heffalumps strongly resemble elephants. In: Pooh's Heffalump Movie and Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
Mr. Mammoth Rhinoceros The Raccoons
Manfred "Manny" Woolly mammoth Ice Age A woolly mammoth, shown as one of the main protagonists in all Ice Age films. He can be serious, but is otherwise caring and friendly.
Meena Elephant Sing A teenage elephant with an exquisite singing voice and severe stage fright.
Molly Hippo 64 Zoo Lane
Moto Moto Hippo Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa A muscular hippo who likes Gloria for being huge
Mumfie Elephant Magic Adventures of Mumfie Created by Britt Allcroft; "Mumfie is a special little elephant who believes in goodness and friendship"[35]
Nelly Elephant Nellie the Elephant 1989–90 UK TV cartoon series, based on the 1956 children's song
Nelson Elephant 64 Zoo Lane
Oscar Peltzer Elephant Summer Camp Island
Peaches Wooly mammoth Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs/Ice Age: Continental Drift The daughter of Manny and Ellie.
Peter Potamus Hippo Peter Potamus Big, purple, and friendly. Uses his Hippo Hurricane Holler technique to blow away his opponents.
Raj Asian elephant Camp Lazlo In the show
Rocksteady Rhinoceros Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles One of Shredder's lackeys. A humanoid rhino.
Roy the Rhino Rhinoceros The Penguins of Madagascar
Shep African Elephant (Dog) George of the Jungle George's pet "dog" who is actually an elephant
Commander Vachir Rhinoceros, Javan Kung Fu Panda A chief of security at Chorh-Gom Prison and the leader of Anvil of Heaven, a one-thousand strong army of elite battle rhinos.
Stewart Elephant Marsupilami Marsupilami's elephant friend which Marsupilami often addresses him as "Stewie". He wears a beany copter cap.
Taj Elephant Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets
Tillie Hippopotamus Cats Don't Dance A happy-go-lucky hippopotamus who tries to find the best in every situation. She is a hilarious hippopotamus as hinted out by her giggling and snorting, and by how quickly she introduces lots of people (and fellow animals).
Tree Trunks Elephant Adventure Time An elderly miniature elephant who speaks with a southern drawl and lives in a little home in the forest surrounded by her apple orchard.
Wheezy Elephant Spooking About Africa
Woolie Elephant Cats Don't Dance An aging Indian elephant composer and musician, who portrays the mammoth mascot for Mammoth Pictures
Tantor Elephant Tarzan

Video games

Name Species Origin Notes
Rambi Rhinoceros Donkey Kong Country
CJ Elephant CJ's Elephant Antics
Ellie Elephant Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Murray Hippo Sly Cooper Murray or "the Murray" is a strong, muscular, but slightly dim-witted and rotund Hippopotamus who serves as both the getaway driver and later team tough guy and fighter for Sly's gang. He met both Sly and Bentley when the three of them were growing up in the same orphanage.
Rolo Elephant Rolo to the Rescue
Taj Elephant Diddy Kong Racing An elephant genie that helps Diddy and the gang throughout their adventure.


  • Nellie the Elephant, a song written in 1956, by Ralph Butler and Peter Hart about a fictional intelligent elephant of the same name.
  • B.B. Bubbles, a pink animatronic circus elephant who played the piano at Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre[36].
  • Dolli Dimples, a female piano playing hippo at Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre[37].
  • Ellie Funt, a lavender elephant stuffed from Suzy's Zoo
  • Welephant, a red elephant cartoon character with a fireman's helmet; icon for promoting fire safety to children, and mascot for the Children's Burn Trust
  • Elmer the Safety Elephant, mascot and icon for Canada Safety Council[38]


  1. The taxonomic order Pachydermata is obsolete; while rhinos are related to elephants, hippos are more closely related to cetaceans (whales, dolphins, etc.).[1]
  1. Sanders, Robert (25 January 2005). "Scientists find missing link between whale and its closest relative, the hippo". Innovations Report. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  8. Seuss, Dr. (1968). Horton hatches the egg. Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-80077-6.
  9. Seuss, Dr. (1982). Horton hears a Who!. 2, reissue, illustrated. Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-80078-3.
  11. Twain, Mark. The Stolen White Elephant (EBook (No. 3181)) (Project Gutenberg ed.). p. 3.
  12. Jack Snow, Who's Who in Oz, Chicago, Reilly & Lee, 1954; New York, Peter Bedrick Books, 1988; p. 115.
  30. Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1970: January-June. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. p. 1360. Baby Snoots squeaks through with Uptite Mouse in a trunkful of fun.
  31. "Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection". Special Collections Division. Michigan State University Libraries. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  32. Baby Snoots at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015.
  35. "Meet the Characters : Mumfie". Mumfie and Me (official website). Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  36. "Showbiz B.B Bubbles".
  37. "Showbiz Dolli Dimples".
  38. "Elmer The Safety Elephant : Elmer l'Éléphant prudent". Canada Safety Council. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
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