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Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) in Belgium

Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)
Photo © Thijs Witters
Photo © Thijs Witters

Local name Pairi Daiza

OwnerPairi Daiza Belgium SA
Size65-hectare (160-acre)
Total nrs4
First elephant arrived2009
Opened for public1993
Number of animals4
Address Domaine de Cambron
Zip-code B-7940
Place Brugelette
Province Hainaut
Country Belgium
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2010-2017: Kalle Behring
(elephant head-keeper)
2017-now: Rob Conachie
(elephant head-keeper)
Rob Conachie

Elephant keepers -: Nicolas Covens
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Relevant literature

Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), located at Domaine de Cambron, in Brugelette, Belgium , opened for public in 1993 and the first elephant arrived in 2009.

Living elephants

At the Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) lives 21 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Amithi born 2012-12-24
  2. Aye Chan May (Aye Shan May) born 1995-08-13
  3. Chamundi (Magnum) born 1992-05-25
  4. Farina born 2003-03-20
  5. Gitana
  6. Jana born 1976-00-00
  7. Khaing Hnin Hnin born 1982-09-13
  8. Luna born 2019-06-08
  9. Mala born 1964-00-00
  10. Malee born 2019-02-26
  11. Maly (Malay) born 2013-03-13
  12. Nang Faa born 2015-05-20
  13. Po Chin born 2000-07-18
  14. Praya (Preya) born 1976-00-00
  15. Saphira born 2010-05-07
  16. Sayang born 1995
  17. Sayun born 2020-12-18
  18. Sitara born 2013-10-27
  19. Soraya born 2010-12-09
  20. Suzy (Susy) born 1988
  21. Ta Wan born 2017-09-19

Comments / pictures1993: The zoo was opened in 1993 as a bird garden named Paradisio.

2009: The zoo opened the 4-hectare (9.9-acre) "Kingdom of Ganesha," an Indonesian themed garden.[8][9] It also changed its name to Pairi Daiza, which means "walled garden" or "orchard protected by walls", the oldest name for paradise.

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References for records about Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2023). Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1103. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) on elephant-news.com

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