Leipzig Zoo in Germany

Leipzig Zoo
Photo © <a href="http://www.juttakirchner.com/">Jutta Kirchner</a>
Photo © Jutta Kirchner

Local name Zoo Leipzig

OwnerZoo Leipzig GmbH (Stadt Leipzig)
Address Pfaffendorfer Strasse 29
Zip-code 04105
Place Leipzig
Country Germany
Website Website
YouTube ChannelYouTube Channel

Directors 1955-1957: Heinrich Dathe (director)
Dr. Jörg Junhold

Key People 1958-1961: Lothar Dittrich (assistant director)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Thomas Günther
(elephant head-keeper)
?-2012: Michael Tempelhof
2012-?: Robert Stehr
Thomas Günther

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Leipzig Zoo, located at Pfaffendorfer Strasse 29, in Leipzig, Germany .

Living elephants

At the Leipzig Zoo lives 9 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Akito born 2022-09-25
  2. Astra born 1980-00-00
  3. Don Chung born 1982-11-00
  4. Edgar born 2016-01-01
  5. Kewa born 1983-00-00
  6. Pantha born 2012-06-01
  7. Rani born 2009-07-03
  8. Thuza born 2008-12-13
  9. Voi Nam born 2002-04-05

Comments / picturesDuring 1650, 1668 and 1692, elephants were exhibited on the annual Leipziger Messe, which may have been the first elephants in Germany, after Charlemagnes elephant.

2020: All Asian elephants in Berlin Zoo were relocated to Leipzig Zoo, and renovation of elephant facilities were initiated.

2022; Pantha and Thuza (full sisters out of Ankhor and Kewa) are both confirmed pregnant at Leipzig, and due in late 2022/early 2023. Sire is Voi Nam (Mekong x Trinh).

References for records about Leipzig Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Leipzig Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=168. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Leipzig Zoo on elephant-news.com

Leipzig Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2008-04-307th congress of eazwv in leipzig 2008 - Elephant News
Chronic endometritis in an asian elephant (elephas maximus). - Elephant News
2009-05-12Parting from calvin, arrival of a further okapibullen - Elephant News
2020-09-25The elephant house in tierpark berlin is now empty, first time since 1955 - Elephant News

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