After 22 years, a bull elephant is returning to where it was born – to Schönbrunn Zoo. The bull should make a contribution to conservation breeding with the four elephant cows in the coming years.
The Tiergarten Schönbrunn was happy about a weighty returnee on Thursday. An African bull elephant has returned from the German zoo in Halle. Since the herd of elephants is genetically very valuable, the zoo now hopes that the bull with the four female elephants will make a contribution to conservation breeding. He will get to know the indoor and outdoor facilities step by step before he will meet the cows over the next few days. As in the Halle Zoo, he is supposed to live with the herd together with the cows in Schönbrunn. The bull saw the light of day in Schönbrunn in 2001. He was the first elephant in Europe to be conceived through artificial insemination. Five years later, the young elephant moved to Germany with his mother. There he developed into one of the most successful breeding bulls in the European conservation breeding program, according to the zoo.
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