Kronberg Zoo in Germany

Kronberg Zoo
Typezoo
OwnerGeorg von Opel
First elephant arrived1955
AddressKönigsteiner Strasse 35
Zip-codeD-61476
PlaceKronberg
CountryGermany
Websitehttp://www.opel-zoo.de/

DirectorsGeorg von Opel
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Kronberg Zoo was founded by Georg von Opel in Königstein, Taunus valley.

1955: The first import of African elephants was in 1955, two males, Vauka and Conti, and the female Opeline. Vauka sired two babies with Opeline,

1965: Afrika was born 1965

1968: The bull Afrikano 1968. Like all elephant bulls, Conti and Vauka became more and more aggressive.

1971: They were euthanized 1971 and 1977.

1981: The female Aruba, born 1979 in Zimbabwe, was bought 1981. Afrikano died 1981 due to wounds he got from spike nails in his stable.

1982: Afrika died 1982, the same year as the female Toto was bought from Munich Zoo.

1992: Toto was euthanized 1992, and Opeline died during the nineties. Since then new elephants were bought, but they have not bred so far.

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Kronberg Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=46). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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