Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands

Rhenen Zoo
On the picture the 3 elephants, the little one was Raja.
On the picture the 3 elephants, the little one was Raja.
Local nameOuwehands Dierenpark Rhenen
Typezoo
Owner1932-1950: Cor Ouwehand
1950-2000: Bram Ouwehand and Brams brother in law Jo Baars
2000-now: Marcel Boekhoorn
Size22 ha
Founded1932
AddressGrebbeweg 111
Zip-code3911
PlaceAV Rhenen
ProvinceUtrecht
CountryNetherlands
Websitehttp://www.ouwehand.nl/
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Directors1932-1950: Cor Ouwehand
1950-2000: Bram Ouwehand and Brams brother in law Jo Baars
2000-now: Marcel Boekhoorn

Head keepers
of elephants
2006-now: Con Mul (from Rotterdam Zoo)
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The zoos founder, Cor Ouwehand, had moved from Rotterdam to Rhenen to start a cigar factory, but changed his mind and started a chicken farm on the Grebbeberg in 1919, where he held a number of other animals as well, including raccoons, peacocks, and pheasants, quickly drawing public interest. (Wikipedia)

1932: Ouwehands Dierenpark opened

1995: Asian Elephants get a new enclosure.(Wikipedia)

2006: Two African elephants are added to the zoo. (Wikipedia)

The three elephants of Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen are managed in protected contact with target training. Aja had previously killed a keeper”. (Jos Breukers)

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Rhenen Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=396). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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