Heidelberg Zoo in Germany

Heidelberg Zoo

OwnerTiergarten Heidelberg gGmbH
Size10.2 ha (0.102 km2)
Total nrs1443
Opened for public1934
Number of species174
Number of animals1443
Address Tiergartenstrasse 3
Zip-code 69120
Place Heidelberg
Country Germany
Website Website

Directors1998-now: Klaus Wünnemann

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
Stefan Aspegren
Stefan Geretschläger

Elephant keepers: Marcus Linder
Record history
History of updates2021-11-09

Latest document update2021-11-09 05:10:37
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Heidelberg Zoo, located at Tiergartenstrasse 3, in Heidelberg, Germany , was founded in 1933, opened for public in 1934.

Living elephants

At the Heidelberg Zoo lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Khin Yadanar Min born 2009-07-27
  2. Ludwig born 2011-05-06
  3. Minh-Tan born 2017-07-04
  4. Namsai born 2013-07-27

Comments / picturesHeidelberg Zoo is a zoo in Germany which was founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934. Since 1998, the zoo director has been Klaus Wünnemann. A new elephant house was opened in 2010, where only young elephant bulls are kept, as part of the EEP breeding programme for Asian elephants

References for records about Heidelberg Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Heidelberg Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=161. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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