Frankfurt Zoo, located at Alfred-Brehm-Platz 16, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, was founded in 1858, opened for public in 1858 and the first elephant arrived in 1863. The last elephant left in 1984.
The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany. It features over 4,500 animals of more than 510 species on more than 11 hectares. The zoo was founded in 1858 and is the second oldest zoo in Germany, after Berlin Zoological Garden. It lies in the eastern part of the Innenstadt (inner city). Bernhard Grzimek was director of the zoo after World War II from 1945 until 1974.
The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was founded in 1858 by citizens of Frankfurt to establish the Zoological Garden, which it operated until the First World War. The city council then assumed responsibility for the zoo until 1950, when the FZS again became the zoo's development association.
Bethys growth rate at 1888.
The forest elephant Dima in Frankfurt in 1977. Photo: Dan Koehl