Brian Batstone , zoo elephant head-keeper in Germany
Born 1949 in Sri Lanka
After working as a sailor, Brian started as zookeeper in Zoo Cologne 1971 and would remain with the Zoo for over 41 years, retiring in 2012.
Between 1973 and 1978 keeper for great Apes like the mountain gorillas, and then he became elephant keeper, and from 2000 responsible as elephant head keeper.
After he retired as elephant head keeper in 2005, he worked as Zoo Guide
until he was 70 years old.