Walter Schulz

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Walter Schulz
Profession organization animal trader
Personal details
Born 1905-03-11 Hamburg in Germany
Country Germany

Work locations
Title owner 1954-1979
Location at Zoopark Okahandja (Walter Schulz) in Namibia

Title owner 1937-1979
Location at Walter Schulz Co in Namibia

Biography details

Walter Christoph Schulz , organization animal trader in Germany

Born 1905-03-11 in Germany , son of animal trader Christoph Schulz and assistant director Elizabeth Schulz .

Walter Schulz was son to Christoph Schulz who was animal dealer and agent for Firma Hagenbeck in East Africa. Walter Schulz was born March 11, 1905, in Hamburg, Germany.

1923-1924: captured, among other animals, elephants in South Africa and Rhodesia, 3 large shipments were exported.
1925-1939 captured, among other animals, elephants in Tanzania.
1937: his parents retired, and he took over the company.
1939: World War II made business impossible.
1948: Walter returned to Angola and Southwest Africa to capture and ship African fauna.
1951, The Schulz family moved to East London, South Africa.
1954: Walter Schulz founded Zoopark Okahandja which was also a transfer station. Walter captured elephants and other game in South Western Africa.
1969: The Schulzs provided 12 elephants to germany.
1979: Walter retired, and his son Jurgen Cristoph Schulz took over the business. He has been an active animal dealer in U.S.A.


Total: 2 children

  1. Jurgen C. Schulz.
  2. Uwe Schulz. Born: ?.

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). animal trader Walter Christoph Schulz in Namibia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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