Kunming Zoo in China

Kunming Zoo

Place Kunming
Province Yunnan province
Region southwest China
Country China

Directors: Yang Mei (director)

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers -2004: Hu Tianmin
Record history
History of updates2023-11-26

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Kunming Zoo, in Kunming, China , was founded in 1950.

Living elephants

At the Kunming Zoo lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Molly born 2016-03-00
  2. Unnamed born 2021-10-15
  3. Ya Long
  4. Yaming
  5. Zhongbo born 1982

Comments / pictures2014-02-19: An elephant kills its keeper at Kunming Zoo in Kunming city of southwest China\'s Yunnan province on Feb. 19, 2014. The keeper had worked in the zoo for 24 years and taken care of the elephant, born in 1992, for ten years, according to Yang Mei, director of the zoo.

2018: In 2018, Kunming Zoo stated that in order to "adjust bloodline", Molly was exchanged to Swan Lake Ecological Park in Qinyang City, Jiaozuo, Henan Province.

2022-05-15 : On May 15, according to the official website of the Henan Provincial Forestry Bureau, the Asian elephant "Molly" left Qinyang on May 15 and was sent to Kunming Zoo.

2022-05-17 : The Kunming Zoo announced on May 17 that the Asian elephant "Molly" arrived safely at the Kunming Zoo at 23:53 on May 16, 2022.

References for records about Kunming Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kunming Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=539. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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