Kalaya is very playful, extremely spirited and eager to learn. Thanks to the life experience of her loving mother as well as her attentive grandmother, the calf is growing up in a more than privileged environment. Born in 2013.
Kalaya is very playful, extremely spirited and eager to learn. Thanks to the life experience of ...
Claudy is a mother of three - and since Kalayas birth at the beginning of November 2013, she has been a grandmother. With her extremely valuable experience in raising calves, she instinctively takes on the role of a guardian within the community. Born in 1963.
Patma is the head of the herd, that goes without dispute. Her peace-loving nature creates a balanced stability in the group. The oldest elephant in Knies childrens zoo knows exactly how to calm the younger animals. Exceptionally delicate with people, very loving and obedient. Born in 1961.
Sabu is a real bundle of energy. Originating from Myanmar, this powerful elephant cow lived in the Knie circus for two decades. Possessing a strong, distinct character, the animal moved to Knies childrens zoo in 2010. Happily, Sabu integrated well and has changed for the better. Born in 1984.
Sandry is Claudys daughter. The fifth elephant to be born in Rapperswil, shes highly sensitive. Since having become a mother herself, she has fulfilled her maternal responsibilities in an exemplary manner. The animal, which carries everyones hopes for future breeding aspirations, needs constant activities, though she must not be put under too much strain. Born in 1999.
Siri is an excellent riding elephant. An animal that likes to get away from the herd from time to time, Siri generally does not need so much social contact. Born in 1963.
Sumatra is very clever. Thanks to her unique physical builds, the elephant cow can differentiate between her fellow elephants by sight. Apart from her competitive nature, as an "aunty" she plays an important nurturing function within the herd. Born in 1962.