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Vienna Zoo in Austria

Vienna Zoo

Local name Tiergarten Schönbrunn

OwnerTiergarten Schönbrunn gmbh
Total nrs37
First elephant arrived1772
Number of animals37
Address Maxingstrasse 13B
Zip-code A-1130
Place Wien
Country Austria
Website Website

Directors 2019: Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck (director)
?-1919: Alois Kraus (1840–1926) Kraus was previously headkeeper at Maximilian von Habsburgs menagerie at Miramar castle in Trieste
1992-2004: Helmut Pechlaner
2004-2019: Dagmar Schratter

Key People 1998-1998: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant)
1999-2001: Thomas Hildebrandt (elephant consultant)
1999-2001: Frank Göritz (elephant consultant)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2005-2008: Fredrik Mohlin
(elephant trainer)
2009-2018: Mathias Otto
(elephant head-keeper)
1998.02: Dan Koehl
1998-11: Gerd Kohl
2004-now: Simon Stöger

Elephant keepers 1997-2000: Fredrik Mohlin
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Relevant literature

Vienna Zoo, located at Maxingstrasse 13B, in Wien, Austria , was founded in 1752 and the first elephant arrived in 1772.

Living elephants

At the Vienna Zoo lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Abu born 2001-04-25
  2. Iqhwa born 2013-09-04
  3. Mongu born 2003-05-25
  4. Numbi born 1992
  5. Tonga (Rambo) born 1985

Comments / pictures1753: Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, being the oldest Zoo in the world, already opened by its founder and owner Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, for visitors in 1752.

Vienna Zoo in Austria AustriaHoly Roman Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria

1772 The zoo has kept elephants since 1772.

1906: The second (Asian) elephant born in European captivity, Mädi was born here 1906 and lived 38 years.

1996: The new elephant park was built in 1996, covering 6. 700 m² and the stable includes 827 m², with 650 m² area for the cows, and three bull boxes, each measuring 63 m². There is pools inside and outside, and also a clay bath. The out enclosures is over 4. 600 m², divided in a larger area for the cows, and a smaller for the bull. Only "soft" moats are used, in order to reduce the accident risks.

2001: In 25 april 2001 the first elephant calf in Europe bred trough Artificial insemination were born here.

2007: Vienna Zoo transferred all their elephants into protected contact in 2007/2008.

References for records about Vienna Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2023). Vienna Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=5. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Vienna Zoo on elephant-news.com

Vienna Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2010-10-12Talking elephant kosik introduced overseas: reuters - Elephant News
2010-08-16Vienna zoo elephant calf to be named tuluba - Elephant News
2010-08-11African elephant numbi and her newborn son (6.8.2010) from tiergarten schönbrunn vienna - Elephant News
2012-01-11Schönbrunn christmas tree provides new year menu for the zoo - Elephant News
2013-09-05Newborn elephant at vienna zoo - Elephant News
2010-08-09Tusker packs trunk - Elephant News

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