Gent Zoo in Belgium

Gent Zoo

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OwnerMaatschappij voor Natuurlijke Historie
Opened for public1851
Last elephant left1904
Closed down1905
Place Gent
Country Belgium
Website Website


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Gent Zoo, in Gent, Belgium , was founded in 1851, opened for public in 1851. The last elephant left in 1904. Gent Zoo closed down in 1905.

Comments / picturesBetsy one was a very popular elephant.

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1904: Betsy II/Jack hot in May 1904 after the closing of the zoo. Nobody wanted to have her, so she was killed and her body-parts were sold, including her meat.

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References for records about Gent Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Gent Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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