WUPPERTAL: Jogi is traveling


Wuppertal – Goodbye, petit Jogi!

The young elephant bull (6) from the Wuppertal Zoo has now moved to the west coast of France, near Bordeaux.



The Wuppertal zoo keepers trained for days with Jogi for the move Photo: Der Grüne Zoo Wuppertal / C. Ph

Jogi started his journey by truck on Wednesday to the “Zoo du Bassin d’Arcachon” in the coastal town of La Teste-de-Buch, about twelve hours away by car. Since there are a lot of breaks, he won’t arrive there until Friday.

Jogi trained with his keepers for the trip days beforehand. So he should get used to the container. In La Teste-de-Buch, the surroundings are new too, but he meets old faces. Because his two half-brothers Shawu and Tuluba are already waiting in the zoo.

They live together in a bachelor’s flat, where they spend puberty until they are sexually mature.


Bye, Jogi!  So he now travels to his half-brothers in a French zoo

Bye, Jogi! So he now travels to his half-brothers in a French zooPhoto: Claudia Philipp

Such a move is not unusual. It takes place on the occasion of the European Conservation Breeding Program for African Elephants. These moves are designed to prevent inbreeding. Jogi still lived with his sisters in Wuppertal.

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