Vienna Zoo, located at Maxingstrasse 13B, in Wien, Austria, was founded in 1752 and the first elephant arrived in 1772.
At Vienna Zoo lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
1753: 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.
Holy 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.