Elephants at zoo locations in Germany


53 zoo locations has kept elephants in Germany
There is presently 132 (34,98) living elephants in zoo locations in Germany (in this database)

Region: Germany is in this database included in europeOther regions
Location holdings:

53 zoo locations has kept 467 elephants in Germany

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in zoo locations132 (34,98) living335 (70,258) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  34 / 132 
 26%
 Female  98 / 132 
 74%
 Free contact  80 / 132 
 61%
 Protected contact  43 / 132 
 33%
 No contact  0 / 132  0%
 Unknown contact  8 / 132 
 6%
 wild  0 / 132  0%

The first elephant arriving in Germany was Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas, arriving in Aachen in 802. The second elephant in Germany is refered to as The Cremona elephant arriving in 1229.

In 1995 Germany had elephants on more circuses than in Zoos. Since then many circuses lost their elephants.

During 1650, 1668 and 1692, elephants were exhibited on the annual Leipziger Messe, including a private elephant bought from William I of Württemberg in Germany had bought.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Germany.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Germany (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Aachen Zoo (Aachen Zoologischer Garten)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooAachen
    Augsburg Zoo
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)0 births5 relocated6 deathszooAugsburg
    (map)
    Berlin Zoo
    Kept totally 73 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)8 births12 relocated56 deathszooBerlin
    (map)
    Berlin-Brandenburg
    Braunschweig Zoo (Arche Noah)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooBraunschweig
    Bremen Zoo (Bremer Tierpark)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooBremenBremen-Oberneuland
    Brunkensen Kinderzoo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooAlfeld-Brunkensen
    Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
    Kept totally 27 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births26 relocated1 deathszooHamburg
    (map)
    Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
    Kept totally 158 elephants
    , 9 present (2,7)22 births130 relocated19 deathszooHamburg
    (map)
    Chemnitz Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathszooChemnitzSaxony (Sachsen)
    Chiccoland Zoo (Wille-Kinderzoo)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooDürrwangen-HaslachBavaria
    Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
    Kept totally 35 elephants
    , 13 present (5,8)13 births14 relocated8 deathszooKöln
    (map)
    Cottbus Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births1 relocated1 deathszooCottbus
    Dresden Zoo
    Kept totally 25 elephants
    , 4 present (1,3)1 births4 relocated17 deathszooDresden
    (map)
    Saxony
    Duisburg Zoo
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births4 relocated7 deathszooDuisburg
    Dusseldorf Zoo (Zoologischen Garten Dusseldorf)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated2 deathszooDusseldorf
    Elefantenreservat Starkenberg
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooStarkenberg
    (map)
    Thüringen
    Erfurt Zoo
    Kept totally 18 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)1 births4 relocated9 deathszooErfurt
    (map)
    Frankfurt Zoo
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated11 deathszooFrankfurt am Main
    (map)
    Gelsenkirchen Zoo
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooGelsenkirchen
    Grömitz Zoo (Zoo Arche Noah)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathszooGrömitz
    Halle Zoo
    Kept totally 23 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)5 births9 relocated9 deathszooHalle
    Hamburg Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Hamburg)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooHamburg
    (map)
    Hannover Zoo
    Kept totally 88 elephants
    , 6 present (0,6)35 births62 relocated20 deathszooHannover
    (map)
    Heidelberg Zoo
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 3 present (3,0)0 births5 relocated4 deathszooHeidelberg
    (map)
    Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 7 present (2,5)3 births11 relocated1 deathszooHodenhagen
    (map)
    Jaderberg Zoo (Tier- und Freizeitpark Jaderberg)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooJaderberg
    Karlsruhe Zoo
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births2 relocated10 deathszooKarlsruhe
    Krefeld Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)1 births4 relocated3 deathszooKrefeld
    (map)
    Kronberg Opel Zoo
    Kept totally 14 elephants
    , 3 present (1,2)2 births1 relocated10 deathszooKronberg
    (map)
    Leipzig Zoo
    Kept totally 64 elephants
    , 10 present (3,7)9 births25 relocated29 deathszooLeipzig
    (map)
    Logabirum Zoo (Onkel-Heini)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathszooLeer
    Magdeburg Zoo
    Kept totally 13 elephants
    , 5 present (4,1)0 births3 relocated5 deathszooMagdeburg
    (map)
    Memleben Zoo (Erlebnistierpark Memleben)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathszooMemleben, Sachsen-Anhalt
    Munich Zoo
    Kept totally 45 elephants
    , 5 present (2,3)14 births14 relocated26 deathszooMunich
    (map)
    Munster Zoo
    Kept totally 25 elephants
    , 5 present (1,4)2 births13 relocated7 deathszooMünster
    (map)
    Neunkirchen Zoo
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated6 deathszooNeunkirchen
    Neuwied Zoo
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooNeuwied
    Nuremberg Zoo
    Kept totally 21 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births10 relocated11 deathszooNürnberg
    (map)
    Bayern
    Osnabruck Zoo
    Kept totally 22 elephants
    , 5 present (3,2)3 births13 relocated4 deathszooOsnabrück
    (map)
    Rostock Zoo
    Kept totally 17 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated11 deathszooRostock
    Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen
    Kept totally 13 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births10 relocated3 deathszooGelsenkirchen
    Saarbrücken Zoo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathszooSaarbrückenSaarland
    Safariland Groß-Gerau
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathszooFrankfurt
    Schloss Etelsen Tierpark
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooLangwedel, Verden, Niedersachsen
    Straubing Zoo (Tiergarten Straubing)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathszooStraubing
    Stukenbrock Safaripark
    Kept totally 13 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)0 births3 relocated6 deathszooStukenbrock
    Stuttgart Wilhelma Zoo
    Kept totally 10 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births4 relocated4 deathszooStuttgart - Bad Cannstatt
    (map)
    Tierpark Berlin
    Kept totally 42 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)19 births30 relocated12 deathszooBerlin
    (map)
    Lichtenberg
    Tierpark Ströhen
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births3 relocated2 deathszooStröhen
    Tuddern safari park (Löwensafari Tüddern)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathszooHeinsberg
    Waltersdorf Zoo (Tier-Erlebnispark Waltersdorf)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 5 present (0,5)0 births0 relocated1 deathszooSchönefeld
    (map)
    Wingst Baby Zoo
    Kept totally 9 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births9 relocated0 deathszooWingst
    (map)
    Wuppertal Zoo
    Kept totally 30 elephants
    , 8 present (3,5)15 births15 relocated7 deathszooWuppertal
    (map)



    This document was updated: 2020-10-03 19:06:03


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