Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands


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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 name Ouwehands 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
Address Grebbeweg 111
Zip-code 3911
Place AV Rhenen
Province Utrecht
Country Netherlands
Website http://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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Description

Rhenen Zoo, located at Grebbeweg 111, in AV Rhenen, Netherlands , was founded in 1932.

Living elephants

At the Rhenen Zoo lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Aja born 1971
  2. Bumi born 2021-08-16
  3. Duna born 1996-12-29
  4. Tembo (Franzi) born 1989

Taxidermy specimens


Rhenen Zoo has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)


    Binti Accession nr: . Received: 2018-01-22 Binti
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 2018-01-20 at Rhenen Zoo † Dead 2018-01-22 at Rhenen Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason: spinal fracture after attack from mother
    Body, bone or dental material: complete body,
    Mounted 2018-00-00

Comments / picturesThe 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)

References for records about Rhenen Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Rhenen Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=396. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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