Bosco at Pinders Circus

Male Asian elephant Bosco at Pinders Circus

Bosco with George and Susie ord Pinder horses Prince and Amiere, for queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle by royal command on the 6th june 1899. © George Pinder
† Bosco
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1923
Death reason: disease: died from eating poisoned grass in Dumfries, Scotland
Location:Pinders Circus
ArrivedPinders Circus 1897-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born: wild
Document updated2010-04-27: picture, facts
Bosco came from Hagenbeck, in 1897 along with 2 ponies and a great dane dog, as an act. Bosco was owend by mrs Selina Pinder, widow of Edwin Pinder, who was a nephew of George & William founders of Pinders in 1854.
Bosco later passed to her son George Pinder worked him ,until 1912, when George died, after that his younger brother Edwin Pinder took over, and worked him until 1923 when Bosco died, at Dumfries, in Scotland.
George Pinder, 2010

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