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Bull Mekong at Prague zoo

Elephant bull Mekong at Prague zoo, November 2009.

Bull Mekong at Prague zoo
Jana, 3 Dec 2009
    • Jana
      Elephant bull Mekong at Prague zoo, November 2009.
    • clm1950
      He looks so sad. Why is he chained?
    • taun
      He is not chained in this photo, however it looks like the chain around his front right leg will be used when they are working with him (forget the official term for it)
    • Jana
      This pic was taken less then 48 hours after his arrival from Leipzig Zoo / Germany to Prague. The chain on his foreleg was used to move him into the transport container and to fix him inside. I suppose the chain will be removed during some training session in next time.
    • Animal
      He carries that chain since a year or so for the work on his feet.
    • Jana
      I´ve asked and they won´t remove the chain. It´s as Animal wrote - they use it when they work with him.
    • MARK
      Does anyone have any idea how big this bull is?
    • Jana
      305 cm and 4788 kg
    • MARK

      Thanks Jana not a bad size bull, those posts in front of him really dont look that strong, they look like wood in the photo?
    • Jana
      Yes, they look very realistic. But they are solid metal poles painted so they would look like wood. It´s all a fake/Fejk. :D
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    3 Dec 2009
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