Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in United Kingdom


Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Typezoo

Owner
Place Dunstable
District Bedfordshire
Country United Kingdom
Website Website
Telephone+443442251826

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers 2005-2011: Glenn Sullivan (elephant keeper)
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Description

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, in Dunstable, United Kingdom .

Living elephants

At the Whipsnade Wild Animal Park lives 7 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Elizabeth born 2016-06-10
  2. Geetha born 2009-07-23
  3. Karishma born 1998-08-27
  4. Kaylee born 1982-07-20
  5. Khaing Mya born 1982-03-04
  6. Lucha (Khaing Hwia See) born 1982-05-24
  7. Ming Jung born 2007-04-16

Comments / picturesThe elephants have a 6 acre enclosure which includes a mud wallow, scratching posts, water hole and a tyre attached to a tree.

At 7am the elephants are fed and up until 10am they are washed and scrubbed. They are then released into the outside enclosure until 1:45pm when the females are taken to a demonstration. After the demonstration the females are taken for a walk round the park and set free onto Dunstable downs.

This provides Enrichment for them.

They are then returened for training at 3pm. The male and females are then taken in for the night and fed at 5pm.

Anna has a problem with her front left leg which means she swings it when she walks.

References for records about Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=219. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Naomi Barlow, Zoology student in Whipsnade, 10th Sept 99.


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