Leipzig Zoo in Germany

Leipzig Zoo
Photo © <a href="http://www.juttakirchner.com/">Jutta Kirchner</a>
Photo © Jutta Kirchner

Local name Zoo Leipzig

OwnerZoo Leipzig GmbH (Stadt Leipzig)
Address Pfaffendorfer Strasse 29
Zip-code 04105
Place Leipzig
Country Germany
Website Website
YouTube ChannelYouTube Channel

DirectorsDr. Jörg Junhold

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Thomas Günther
(elephant head-keeper)
?-2012: Michael Tempelhof
2012-?: Robert Stehr
Thomas Günther

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Leipzig Zoo, located at Pfaffendorfer Strasse 29, in Leipzig, Germany .

Living elephants

At the Leipzig Zoo lives 8 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Astra born 1980-00-00
  2. Don Chung born 1982-11-00
  3. Edgar born 2016-01-01
  4. Kewa born 1983-00-00
  5. Pantha born 2012-06-01
  6. Rani born 2009-07-03
  7. Thuza born 2008-12-13
  8. Voi Nam born 2002-04-05

Comments / picturesDuring 1650, 1668 and 1692, elephants were exhibited on the annual Leipziger Messe, which may have been the first elephants in Germany, after Charlemagnes elephant.

2020: All Asian elephants in Berlin Zoo were relocated to Leipzig Zoo, and renovation of elephant facilities were initiated.

References for records about Leipzig Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Leipzig Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=168. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Leipzig Zoo on elephant-news.com

Leipzig Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2008-04-307th congress of eazwv in leipzig 2008 - Elephant News
Chronic endometritis in an asian elephant (elephas maximus). - Elephant News
2009-05-12Parting from calvin, arrival of a further okapibullen - Elephant News
2020-09-25The elephant house in tierpark berlin is now empty, first time since 1955 - Elephant News

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