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.