"Visit the Elephants" Blijdorp Zoo Tip by mafootje
Blijdorp Zoo, Rotterdam: 18 reviews and 28 photos
The elephants in Blijdorp zoo has their good and their bad moments. On april 17, 2003 the doctor decide to put Palong to sleep. This elephant had serious feet problems during the last 3 years, because there was no way to cure him or to save him from pain this decision was taken.
On may 13 at 11:30 a girl was born. She was up on her feet in 3 minutes and was born in between the elephant group.
For the mother Douanita this is the first living young she has had. The elephant is named Trong Nhi after a famous Vietnamese female leader. When the elephant was born all animals even the monkeys that are also in the same building welcomed the young with a lot of noise. It's the tenth birth of an elephant in this Rotterdam Zoo. Two other elephants are also carrying a baby inside them.
Picture taken May 18, 2003
Address: Abraham van Stolkweg, Rotterdam
Directions: Near the "klein polder plein" or just a 10 minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station.
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