In the morning the elephants are fed 5 kg bran, with warm water, vitamines and salt.
After washing the elephants in the morning, they are free to bath in the inner pool.
During the day they are fed branches as much as possible. In the evening each elephant becomes 25 kg of hay and some straw, 5 kg bred and about 20 kg of carrots or beets, and three times a week some apple and some vegetables.
Every afternoon, when the bull is not in musth, he is kept together with the cows in the outdoor enclosure.
When the temperature allows, we feed the cows their eveningmeal in the house and let the outdoors open, so they can go in and out during the evening and in the night. In spring and autumn when its gets colder, the cows has the door closed, and so the bull can use the cows outdoor enclosure in the evening and night.
Information and photographs provided 29 September 98 by Georges Frei, elephant keeper in ZÃ¼rich Zoo. Georges has made a webpage about the elephants at: http://www.upali.ch