Elephant locations in Switzerland

14 locations has kept elephants in Switzerland

There is presently 20 (4,16) living elephants in locations in Switzerland (in this database)

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

14 locations has kept 74 elephants in Switzerland

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

Elephants in locations20 (4,16) living54 (8,44) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  4 / 20 
 20%
 Female  16 / 20 
 80%
 Free contact  15 / 20 
 75%
 Protected contact  3 / 20 
 15%
 No contact  0 / 20  0%
 Unknown contact  2 / 20 
 10%
 wild  0 / 20  0%

Reference list

Koehl, D., Facts about elephants in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2020) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Switzerland.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Switzerland (From the sister site Elephant News)
  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Basel Zoo
    Kept totally 32 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)4 births14 relocated15 deathszooBasel
    (map)
    Circus Knie
    Kept totally 50 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births33 relocated17 deathscircusRapperswil
    (map)
    Circus Nock
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusOeschgen
    Circus Pajazzo
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Wulff
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathscircusBasel
    Geneve Zoo (Le zoo de Genève)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathszooGeneva
    Institute of Anatomy
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumBern
    (map)
    Johannes Künzler
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathsdealer
    Knies Kinderzoo
    Kept totally 20 elephants
    , 9 present (2,7)6 births7 relocated4 deathszooRapperswil
    (map)
    Kanton St. GallenDeutschschweizOstschweiz
    Natural History Museum of Basel
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathsmuseumBasel
    (map)
    Peter Ryhiner
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathsdealerBasel
    Romanshorn Zoo
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathszooRomanshorn
    (map)
    Arbon DistrictCanton of Thurgaunortheast Switzerland
    Wendel Huber
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathsprivate
    Zurich Zoo
    Kept totally 33 elephants
    , 8 present (2,6)15 births10 relocated15 deathszooZurich


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