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Zoolandia in Finland



Address Elaintarhantie 51
Zip-code 21360
Place Lieto
Country Finland
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Key People 1999-1999: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant)


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Zoolandia, located at Elaintarhantie 51, in Lieto, Finland .

Comments / picturesZoolandia, the Zoological Garden in Lieto, 20 km from Turku, was founded 1985, measures 12 hectares.

The elephant box was 210 m2, the elephant out enclosure was ca 1900 m2. It had a mudpool.

Zoolandia had Finlands last and only elephant, an african female called Vanni, which was relocated to Nikolaev Zoo, where she died after short time..

References for records about Zoolandia

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2023). Zoolandia, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=54. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Suomalaisen norsuhistorian lyhyt oppimäärä by Markku Aulanko, 2005, ISBN 952-91-9624-5.

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