George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

     B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

               

Our Company was

established in

1947

  Phone +32 9 253 0790

  Fax   +32 9 253 2108

  Email

   munrozoo@busmail.net

 

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George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790

Fax   +32 9 253 2108

Email

munrozoo@busmail.net

          A short history about the beginning of our firm George Munro

Our Company was started in India in 1947.  We would export wild animals and birds  and birds to Zoological and Safari Parks all over the world.  World War II had ended and most European Zoos had been destroyed by this terrible war.  Now the Zoos needed to rebuild, therefore, they required animals  and birds for exhibition.

 

 

 

 

In 1948 we got two healthy baby tigers.  This was the our first business. We sent the tigers to USA; we never did receive the payment for the tigers .

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

Our second animal business, also in 1948, was to ship two baby elephants which were destined for Italy.  Having no experience with wild elephants, we tried to walk them into the KLM plane. At the time there was a storm and the elephants were frightened.  The result was that the Airline refused to carry the elephants and we were left with two elephants because our customer did not want wild elephants.

 

 We started learning from experience.

 

 

       

Since then, we have sent Indian Rhinos to Japan, Germany and USA.  We have also delivered indian elephants, african elephants, tigers, Lesser Pandas, Pangolins, monkeys, various antelopes and other animals and birds  to all parts of the world.

 

                               

Shipping wild animals in the early fifties was not very easy.  The journey lasted longer than it does now. One cannot    imagine how we were able load an adult Indian Rhino, weighing about 3000 kilos, without the help of any machinery like a crane or forklift.    Then arrange the transport and food for the Indian Rhino, which would be going on a journey by ship that took 60 days to reach its destination.   

 

 

          

Arranging for 30 wild caught elephants to be delivered to the airport in time to be shipped by Charter plane to Europe.

 

 

                

 

                     

Collecting 1500 Rhesus monkeys, two elephants, plenty of cranes,  storks, tigers leopards, pelicans  and many other animals and birds to be shipped by a Charter Plane which was planned to leave within the next two week for New York.

One cannot imagine the pleasure you can get walking kilometres in a jungle in Assam, going from one elephant camp to another checking out or collect elephants.  Sometimes, after walking almost for the full day to reach a camp, it was very disappointing to find that the elephants were all males or too high and could not be shipped by plan

 

 

    

 

               

 

 

 

It was also a great feeling to find three beautiful Tiger cubs in a small smelling cave.  The mother was a Man-eater and had just eaten a woodcutter and had been  killed by the village hunter.

 

 

                 

          

 

We have also bred, in our park, at least 75 tigers, Lesser Pandas, chimpanzee, lions etc. etc.

 

 

 

We have collected, arranged for air or sea transport and delivered at least 1000 elephants, 6 Indian Rhino, Pygmy Chimpanzee, Pangolin, Bintorang, antelopes, etc.

Have a look at our "Photo gallery", "Hunting" and "Family" photographs  This will give you an idea of some of our past achievements

 

We are now based in Belgium and would invite you to let us know if you need any new animals or birds for breeding purposes or for your exhibition.  We would also welcome your surplus stock list as we have many enquiries from Zoological and Safari Parks from all over the world who are also looking for animals and birds which they need.

 

George & Joyce Munro, (Founders)

George Munro Jr. (Director)

George Munro

Twaalf Roeden 12

B - 9042 Gent, Belgium

Phone +32 9 253 0790 

Fax   +32 9 253 2108 

Email munrozoo@busmail.net

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