Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo) in Netherlands

Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo)
Local name Koninklijke Burgers’ Zoo

Owner1913- ?: Johan Burgers
Size45-hectare (110-acre)
Address Antoon van Hooffplein 1
Zip-code 6816
Place SH Arnhem
Country Netherlands
Website Website


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Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo), located at Antoon van Hooffplein 1, in SH Arnhem, Netherlands , was founded in 1913.

Living elephants

At the Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo) lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Pinky born 1966
  2. Saba born 1968

Comments / picturesRoyal Burgers' Zoo (Dutch: Koninklijke Burgers' Zoo) is a 45-hectare (110-acre) zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, and is one of the biggest zoos in the country. Arnhem is a city that lies within the Veluwe, a nature park in the east of the Netherlands. The zoo is popular with both Dutch and German people, and receives about 1.5 million visitors annually. It was founded by Johan Burgers in 1913.

Kwimba, a female Asian elephant, caused a stir during her stay at the zoo (1966–1998). She liked to steal the handbags of lady visitors and swallow them whole.

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

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