Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina


Buenos Aires Zoo
The Palace of the Elephants of Buenos Aires Zoo in 1904. This building was inspired on an Hindu Temple and built when Clemente Onelli was the director of the zoo.
The Palace of the Elephants of Buenos Aires Zoo in 1904. This building was inspired on an Hindu Temple and built when Clemente Onelli was the director of the zoo.

Local name Jardin Zoologico de Buenos Aires
Typezoo

Owner1888-1991: City of Buenos Aires
1991-? Private owned
Size45 acres (18 ha)
Total nrs2500
Founded1874
Opened for public1875
Number of species89
Number of animals2500
Closed down2018
Place Buenos Aires
District Palermo
Country Argentina
Website Website

Directors1888-1904: Dr. Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg
1904-1924: Clemente Onelli
1924-1944: Don Adolfo Holmberg, nephew of the first director
Now: José D. Méndez

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Veterinarians

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Description

Buenos Aires Zoo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina , was founded in 1874, opened for public in 1875. Buenos Aires Zoo closed down in 2018 in Buenos Aires, .

Living elephants

At the Buenos Aires Zoo lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Kuki (Cuqui)
  2. Pupy (Pupi)

Comments / pictures1903-1904: Of 1,500 people in 1903, 15,000 visited the Zoo in late 1904.

Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina Argentina
Nayan with her daughter Phua Victoria Portena, Buenos Aires Zoo 1905.

1905: The first elephant ever born in a Zoo, was born in Buenos Aires Zoo 1905.

1991: In 1991 the zoo was privatized.

2016-06-23: In June 2016 the city formed a bias about closing the 140-year-old zoo, and relocate most of the animals to nature reservesn. The zoo property will be converted into an ecopark. Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said that the zoo’s 2,500 animals will be gradually moved to nature reserves in Argentina which can provide a more suitable environment. The 44-acre zoo in the Palermo neighbourhood will become an ecopark when it is reopened later this year.

2018: During the government on duty 2018, the Zoo was closed by the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires and was renamed "Eco Parque"

References for records about Buenos Aires Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Buenos Aires Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=204. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:


Buenos Aires Zoo on elephant-news.com

Buenos Aires Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2020-06-21Mara the elephant found sanctuary after 50 years in circuses and zoos - Elephant News
2016-11-25Fight to save three argentine elephants - Elephant News


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