Gentle giants in the elephant temple Ganesha Mandir
Our Asian pachyderms impressively patrol one of the most modern elephant enclosures in Europe: Ganesha Mandir. Depending upon the weather the elephants can either be seen in the ornate temple building, in the extensive outdoor enclosure or in the bathing pools. Weighing as much as five tons these gentle giants just love the water. In fact, on a regular basis you can watch our elephants swimming underwater through a transparent screen in the temple cellar – a unique experience for every visitor!
Opposite the underwater viewing panel of the elephant bathing pool you will find the nocturnal Chinese pangolins from Taiwan. So far Zoo Leipzig is the only place that keeps them in Europe.