Toto passes away, aged 46

28 March 2016

With deepest sadness, we announce the passing of Toto.

We are saddened to announce that our elephant Toto had to be put to sleep this morning after she collapsed in her pen. Staff tried to get her back onto her feet but with no success and sadly after the park veterinarians’ thorough examination a difficult decision was made to euthanize Toto to avoid continued stress and suffering.

 

Over the years our elephant team have worked tirelessly improving the welfare standards of our elephants ensuring they receive the best daily care particularly during the later stages of their lives, her keepers are devastated but they all understand that this was the last option and necessary and most humane course of action to take.

46 year old Toto came to the park in 1997 from Basel Zoo in Switzerland, the same year that her companion Modula arrived from Erfurt Zoo also in Germany.