Romanshorn Zoo in Switzerland


Romanshorn Zoo
Areal view of the zoo stables at Kirchstrasse, in 1964.
Areal view of the zoo stables at Kirchstrasse, in 1964.

Typezoo
Owner1964-1975: Karl Künzler
1975-1977: Elsi Künzler
Founded1964
Closed down1977
AddressKirchstrasse
PlaceRomanshorn
DistrictArbon District
ProvinceCanton of Thurgau
Regionnortheast Switzerland
CountrySwitzerland
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Karl Künzler

Karl Künzler

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Romanshorn Zoo, located at Kirchstrasse, in Romanshorn, in Switzerland, was founded in 1964. Romanshorn Zoo closed down in 1977.


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The private zoo in Romanshorn was developed from the animal trader Karl Künzler, who also trained animals and gave shows with the big cats during weekends. The famous big cat trainer René Strickler started his career in this zoo, when he was 21 years old.

During the seventies Karl Künzler also had elephants.

After Karl Künzler had heart problems, his wife Elsi Künzler took over the zoo, but had to close it in 1977 due to financial problems.


Their son, Martin Künzler train birds, and rent out pigeons for marriage ceremonies.



References for records about Romanshorn Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Romanshorn Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3082. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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