Kronberg Opel Zoo in Germany

Kronberg Opel Zoo

OwnerGeorg von Opel
First elephant arrived1955
Address Königsteiner Strasse 35
Zip-code D-61476
Place Kronberg
Country Germany
Website Website

DirectorsGeorg von Opel

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Kronberg Opel Zoo, located at Königsteiner Strasse 35, in Kronberg, Germany and the first elephant arrived in 1955.

Living elephants

At the Kronberg Opel Zoo lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Christina born 2006-06-18
  2. Kariba born 2006-03-17
  3. Lilak born 1971
  4. Neco born 2021-01-08
  5. Tamo born 2008-01-13

Comments / picturesKronberg 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.

References for records about Kronberg Opel Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kronberg Opel Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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