Cabarceno Zoo Obregon in Spain

Cabarceno Zoo Obregon
Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna, Austria
Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna, Austria

Local name Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabárceno

Address Ctra. Obregón, s/n, 39690 Obregón
Place Santander
District Cantabria
Country Spain
Website Website


Key People

Veterinarians: Santiago Borragan (head veterinarian)

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers -2021: Joaquin Arnaiz
Record history
History of updates2021-03-01

Latest document update2021-03-01 20:21:15
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Cabarceno Zoo Obregon, located at Ctra. Obregón, s/n, 39690 Obregón, in Santander, Spain .

Living elephants

At the Cabarceno Zoo Obregon lives 19 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Africa born 2011-10-07
  2. Beatuca born 2023-01-18
  3. Brisa born 2003-04-28
  4. Dobra born 2023-04-05
  5. Hilda born 2001-04-10
  6. Infinita born 2005-05-03
  7. Jumar born 1997-04-15
  8. Jums born 1977-01-01
  9. Kenia born 2001-08-14
  10. Kira born 1995-02-04
  11. Laura born 1983
  12. Luena born 2017-08-24
  13. Martín born 2012-05-12
  14. Maruca born 2020-02-22
  15. Penny born 1980
  16. Saja born 2017-08-06
  17. Toranzo born 2018-07-26
  18. Toribio born 2018-08-29
  19. Zambi born 1981

Comments / picturesThis zoo was made in an old iron open air mines. The natural holes used not long ago to extract the iron, now house the animals in a rather 'natural and free' environment. Elephants, leopards and lions in the north of Spain.
Just 1/2 hour away from Santander, heading south.

2021-02-24: Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from Trunk. The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her Trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries some three hours later.

References for records about Cabarceno Zoo Obregon

Recommended Citation

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

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