Lechmey at Boswell Circus

† Lechmey
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Boswell Circus
ArrivedBoswell Circus 1955-00-00
from Bertram Mills Circus
Bertram Mills Circus 1934-12-18
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born: unknown Myanmar
Document updated2012-10-05: name
2012-10-05: arrival year SA
Records about Lechmey from Raffael de Ritis, Pescara, Italy
Originally from Burma.
1934: Arrived from Hagenbeck, Germany on December 18 1934
1934-1951: Trained by John Gindl, upon suggestion of Hagenbeck to Mills.
1951: Gosta Kruse took over the training in 1951.
1955: Lechmey, Hungoly and Kathol had been sold to Boswell's circus in South Africa
(Source: Bertram Mills, by David Jamieson, 1998.)


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