Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany


Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
Photo: © Stephanie Wroben, Germany
Photo: © Stephanie Wroben, Germany
Local nameZoo Köln, Kölner Zoo
Typezoo
OwnerAktiengesellschaft Zoologischer Garten Köln/Stadt Köln
Size20 hectares (49 acres)
Founded1860
First elephant arrived1864
Number of species850
Number of animals10000
AddressRiehler Straße 173
Zip-code50735
PlaceKöln
CountryGermany
Websitehttp://www.zoo-koeln.de
Facebookzoo.koeln
YouTube ChannelUCxKhlnoahBln-0S04F8Vsdg
Twitterkoelner_zoo
Instagramkoelnerzoo/

Directors1860-1869: Dr Heinrich Bodinus, later director of Berlin Zoo
1870–1886 Nicolas Funck
1886–1888 Ludwig Heck, later director of Berlin Zoo
1888–1928 Ludwig Wunderlich
1929–1938 Friedrich Hauchecorne
1938–1951 Werner Zahn
1952–1975 Wilhelm Windecker
1975–1981 Ernst Kullmann
1981–2006 Gunther Nogge
2007-now: Theo Pagel and Christopher Landsberg

Head keepers
of elephants
?-2012: Brian Batstone
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Photo: © Stephanie Wroben, Germany

Photo: © Stephanie Wroben, Germany
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Description

Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), located at Riehler Straße 173, in Köln, in Germany, was founded in 1860 and the first elephant arrived in 1864.

At Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) lives 13 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

  1. Bindu born 1968
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  3. Kreeblamduan born 1984
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  5. Tong Koon born 1984
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  7. Mae Juruad born 1989
  8. ,
  9. Laongdaw born 1990
  10. ,
  11. Shu Thu Zar born 1994-06-03
  12. ,
  13. Sang Raja born 1999-03-24
  14. ,
  15. Marlar born 2006-03-30
  16. ,
  17. Bindi born 2012-07-25
  18. ,
  19. La Min Kyaw born 2016-03-16
  20. ,
  21. Moma born 2017-03-20
  22. ,
  23. Kitai born 2017-06-08
  24. ,
  25. Leev Ma Rie born 2020-06-18
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Comments / pictures

The zoo was founded in 1860. The world wars led to a phase of stagnation, and the zoo had to close for two years entirely, after virtually being destroyed in World War II. It reopened in 1947; the aquarium was added in 1971. In 2020, 43 Asian and 12 African elephants had been kept in Cologne Zoo.

1860: Founded in 1860, Cologne Zoo is the third oldest Zoo in Germany.

1864: The first Asian female elephant arrived in 1864, no name or picture is known from this elephant.

1868: She was followed by another two Asian female elephants in 1868.

1901: A male and female Asian elephants, with the names Tom and Dora.

1874: The first African elephant arrived.

1895: A second African elephant with the name Magascha, arrived.

1940: Due the Worldwar II, elephants were removed.

1950: Again the first elephants arrived.

1954: African elephant Savani arrived.

1969: Two African elephants arrived, Pretti and Tanga.

1998: Tanga died.

2004: Savani died in the old house.

2005: Pretti was relocated to Zoo Planete Suavage, where she died in 2012.

The elephants were for many years kept in an old elephant house, a Moorish-looking building, that amazingly survived the bombing in World War II, but in 2004 a totally new area was changed into an "Elephant park" with a new house and the largest outdoor enclosure north of the Alps.

2006: import of a group of female Asian elephants from Thailand.


References for records about Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=126. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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This document was updated: 2020-10-30 07:03:11


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