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Emmen has a herd of 15 elephants. One big bull (Radza), 5 younger bulls, and 9 females. In 15 years time 17 elephants were born here! Only two of them died.

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UntBwe, 19 Aug 2007
    • UntBwe
      Emmen has a herd of 15 elephants. One big bull (Radza), 5 younger bulls, and 9 females. In 15 years time 17 elephants were born here! Only two of them died.
    • mstickmanp
      We need this type of elephant herds in North America.

      How is the exhibit like? is it suitable for the big herd?
    • European Fauna
      In some respects these herds are easier to look after than just a couple of animals.They entertain each other , and the keeper interactions so necessary to avoid boredom with two animals can actually be counter-productive with a herd.Rebellious , psychotic behaviour is kept at a minimum in an integrated herd, and husbandry operations are more fluid.The downside is obviously that if you have the average-sized zoo , you end up with precious little land to be shared out among the rest of your stock.I am a big fan of elephants , but I think that in the real world , small zoos with a no-elephant policy may be making a good decision.
    • Dan
      This has got to be one of the loveliest pictures I have ever seen on ZooChat!
    • Dan
      PS
      Actually, this very picture enticed me to look through the whole of the Emmen gallery - and what a brilliant zoo it appears to be!

      Check it out!
    • James27
      Wow that's loads of eles! Isn't Emmen rebuilding the entire zoo or did I make that up?
    • Dan
      Well... there are two "Emmens" in the gallery. Emmen "new" and, presumably, Emmen "old"...

      Perhaps someone can explain?
    • dragon(ele)nerd
      its like a family photo, love it.
    • Toddy
      The whole Emmen Zoo will be relocated a bit outside the city of Emmen. Some of it is already finished which is what you can see in the "Emmen - New" gallery. Check this thread for more information about the new zoo.
    • Dan
      Thanks for the explanation. I checked out the thread, the zoo┬┤s web site and the map here at ZooChat. What a wonderful and incredible project! In a city with only 100 000 inhabitants... fantastic! And still - I really liked most of what I saw in the old zoo.

      But the coming new elephant exhibit promises to be something spectacular! And how about that "baboon canyon"? Great stuff, indeed!
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