Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) in Ukraine

Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)

Place Kharkiv
Country Ukraine
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Oleg Grishchenko
(elephant head-keeper)
Oleg Hryshchenko

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2020-10-17

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Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo), in Kharkiv, Ukraine , was founded in 1895.

Living elephants

At the Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) lives 1 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Aung Naing born 1997-11-09

Comments / picturesCharkow Zoo had the first second Zoo generation birth in europe, Charkowtschanka.

Outdoor elephant enclosure of Kkarkov Zoo cinsists of two parts surranded by metal tubes, a corridor for taking the elephants to other enclosure or to the pool. The outdoor enclosure is 750 m2. There are dry trees and a shed in the enclosures. The floor of the enclosure is covered by a sand layer 60 cm deep, with a 40 cm deep gravel layer for drainage.

References for records about Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)

Recommended Citation

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

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • EEKMA journal nr 22, issue 1 & 2, December 2007, volume 10.

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