The Zoological Center, Tel-Aviv Ramat-Gan, Israel, has one of the largest breeding herds of African elephants in captivity. It also has a respectable breeding herd of Asian elephants. At peak population, there was a ponderous total of thirteen African and six Asian elephants in our zoo. Of these, six individuals were bom in 1987. In this article I will describe the background of our herds, the animal quarters, and provide some of our interesting observations on the relationships between the newborn and their relatives, bringing the review up to date, 1998.
Terkel, A. S. (2000). History, update, and the "baby boom" of elephants in 1987 at the Zoological Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Elephant, 2(4), 37-47. Doi: 10.22237/elephant/1521732216