Mekong´s moving to Amsterdam

Zoo Praha / Prague Zoo

Zoo Praha  |  03. 12. 2014

MEKONG´s moving to Amsterdam

Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

By Wednesday morning left the Prague zoo male elephant Mekong. He went to Amsterdam Zoo, where will join a group of breeding females.

"Mekong will be missed, but two elephant bulls are not possible," said the director of the Prague Zoo Miroslav Bobek. "Recently imported Ankhor is a breeding point of view much more promising. However, we are glad Mekong directed not to the male, but in breeding groups and thus gets more opportunity."

Breeding groups of females in Amsterdam Zoo consists of three female elephants. Mother Thang Tai was born in 1989, lives in a zoo with their daughters - nine years and three years Yindee Mumba.

Mekong was born in 1982 in Vietnam and yet his only offspring sired in Leipzig. To Amsterdam Zoo today went with him well breeder Veronika Štruplová to help him in the early days with adaptation to the new environment.

Fhoto: Petr Hamerník, Prague ZooFhoto: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

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