Erfurt Zoo in Germany

Erfurt Zoo
©: Daniela Dunger, Erfurt
©: Daniela Dunger, Erfurt

Local name Thüringer Zoopark Erfurt

OwnerStadt Erfurt
Total nrs1000
Opened for public1959
Number of species133
Number of animals1000
Address Zum Zoopark 8 - 10
Zip-code D-99087
Place Erfurt
Country Germany
Website Website

Directors 1962: Fritz Altmann (director)
2014-now: Sabine Merz (director)
1959-1962: Dr. Harald H. Roth
1962-?: Dr. Fritz Dietrich Altmann
Dr. Norbert Neuschulz
?-2014: Dr. Thomas Kölpin (later Director Wilhelma)
2014-now: Dr. Sabine Merz

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-: Dirk Hebs
(elephant head-keeper)
-: Frank Quensel
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2023-03-22

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Erfurt Zoo, located at Zum Zoopark 8 - 10, in Erfurt, Germany , opened for public in 1959.

Living elephants

At the Erfurt Zoo lives 6 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Ayoka born 2020-08-05
  2. Banjoko born 2024-05-27
  3. Chupa born 2003-12-25
  4. Csami born 1995
  5. Kibo born 2005-10-09
  6. Safari born 1971

References for records about Erfurt Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Erfurt Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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Erfurt Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2006-01-02Day in pictures - Elephant News

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