European Elephant Management

Mr. R. Smith


Ahlmannshof 50 A,
45889 Gelsenkirchen / Germany
Tel: +49-209-877898
Fax: +49-209-816643

As the laws, regulations and documentation concerning the transportation of live animals are continually changing thus making this ever more complicated, the company INTERZOO was founded in l994 with the idea that their services could be of great use to many zoos.

In this same year the old established and internationally known firm L.Ruhe unfortunately went into bankruptcy. Both of the founders , equal partners and owners of Interzoo Roy Smith and Rudiger Weiss were in various capacities employed by the above mentioned firm for respectively over 25 and over 30 years . During this period they accumulated very extensive experience in all areas of the keeping and transportation of exotic animals.

They were also directly responsible for the construction and setting up of numerous safari parks and zoos worldwide including the training of personnel.

Combined with their experience, they can also offer the benefit of first class equipment such as heated trailers built to their own specifications, one of which can be hydraulically raised to allow the transport of fully grown giraffes.

INTERZOO are recognised advisers to many organisations responsible for the overall improvement in the transport of zoo animals.

In addition, they are in constant cooperation with international zoo organisations and officials and carry out on their behalf lectures and training covering all aspects of animal transport.

Today the company Interzoo operates, together with the sister company DAN INJECT worldwide with clients in over 5O countries.

We offer the following Service:

„ Zoo animal transport in modern, heated custom built vehicles and containers in compliance with current international regulations.

„ When possible, we transport without crates as this reduces stress to the animal during loading and unloading and also customer costs for return of empty crate and extra loading gear (crane, forklift).

„ We transport any animal including fully grown giraffes, elephants, rhinos, hippos and seacows.

„ Logistic of the transports. Dispatch, delivery and collection from port or airport.

„ Advice regarding the necessary transport documentation - always up to date (CITES and EU regulations)

„ Construction of crates according to your measurements in compliance with the latest Live Animals Regulations of IATA as well as in accordance with any special regulation raised by the country of import

„ Insurance: very reasonable due to our good record.

„ Because of our regular and good cooperation worldwide with zoos, officials, flight companies and insurance companies, we are in a position to offer a fast, reasonably priced, and constantly up-dated service.

„ Through transport combination with compatible animals or return freight to avoid empty journeys, we do our best to bring the transport costs down as far as possible.

„ Training courses on AATA and IATA regulations, building of transport crates, loading animals into the means of transport and the execution of transports

„ Through our sister company DAN INJECT, we can supply the approved humane immobilisation and treatment equipment for all kind of animals.

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