Woburn Safari Park in United Kingdom

Woburn Safari Park

Owner 1970: Jimmy Chipperfield
Address Woburn Park
Zip-code MK17 9QN
Place Woburn, Bedfordshire
Country United Kingdom
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1986-1995: Bob Streatfeild
(elephant head-keeper)
1995-2012: Lynne Thomson
(elephant head-keeper)
2012-2015: Rob Conachie
(elephant head-keeper)
2012-2017: Terry Shelton
(elephant head-keeper)
2017-now: Darren Fellows
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers 2000-2004: Fredrik Mohlin
Record history
History of updates2022-03-09

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Woburn Safari Park, located at Woburn Park, in Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom .

Living elephants

At the Woburn Safari Park lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Chandrika born 1992-01-17
  2. Damini born 1994-03-15
  3. Raja born 1994-01-19
  4. Tarli born 2014-09-24
  5. Yu Zin born 1979

Comments / picturesOpened in by Jimmy Chipperfield.

Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in Woburn, Bedfordshire in the UK. Visitors to the park can drive through the large animal exhibits, which contain Species such as White Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers and Black Bears.

Woburn Safari Park first opened in 1970, established by the 13th Duke of Bedford on the grounds of his estate, Woburn Abbey, as a means to help improve the financial position of the estate and restore the Abbey, which had fallen into disrepair during the second world war. The 11th Duke of Bedford had been president of the Zoological Society and had introduced various Species such as American Bison, deer and antelope to the park.

Other features of Woburn Safari Park include an African Ungulate (hoofed) Conservation Centre as a focal point for Conservation and breeding programs for endangered African Species. The park also has a 40 acre leisure area featuring an Elephant Encounter area, Sea lion Displays and Birds of Prey demonstrations. There are also play facilities for young children and a restaurant.

References for records about Woburn Safari Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Woburn Safari Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=282. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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