Ruedi Tanner

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Ruedi Tanner
Profession zoo elephant keeper
Personal details
Born 1938
Country Switzerland

Title elephant head-keeper -
Location at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

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Biography details

Ruedi Tanner , zoo elephant keeper in Switzerland

Born 1938 .

Educated as Carpenter, Tanner started as zookeeper in Zoo Zurich in 1957, and after some time became responsible for a section with herbivours like antelopes, bison (He was even riding a bison bull), ponnies, jaks, sebras and wattussis.

But soon he became the head-keeper of the Zoos elephants Mandjullah and Valaja. When Mandjullah died 1966-12-06, he went 1967-06-07 to animal dealer Karl Künzler in Romanshorn Zoo and bought the young female elephant Thaia, selected from a Group of three young elephants.

Ruedi  TannerA very young Druk, Chukkha, and Ruedi Tanner, Photo: Archive Zoo Zürich: René Honegger.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant keeper Ruedi Tanner in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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