Elephants at circus locations in Germany


80 circus locations has kept elephants in Germany
There is presently 14 (0,14) living elephants in circus locations in Germany (in this database)

Region: Germany is in this database included in europeOther regions
Location holdings:

80 circus locations has kept 151 elephants in Germany

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in circus locations14 (0,14) living137 (27,100) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 14  0%
 Female  14 / 14 
 100%
 Free contact  12 / 14 
 86%
 Protected contact  0 / 14  0%
 No contact  0 / 14  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 14  0%
 wild  0 / 14  0%

The first elephant arriving in Germany was Charlemagnes elephant Abul-Abbas, arriving in Aachen in 802. The second elephant in Germany is refered to as The Cremona elephant arriving in 1229.

In 1995 Germany had elephants on more circuses than in Zoos. Since then many circuses lost their elephants.

During 1650, 1668 and 1692, elephants were exhibited on the annual Leipziger Messe, including a private elephant bought from William I of Württemberg in Germany had bought.


Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Germany.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others


Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Germany (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Adriana Folco-Althoff
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusHanau
    (map)
    Main-Kinzig-KreisHesse
    Alexander Scholl
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated2 deathscircus
    Amedeo Folco
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated3 deathscircusHanau
    (map)
    Main-Kinzig-KreisHesse
    Andreas Quaiser
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusTalheimHeilbronnBaden-Württembergsouthwest Germany
    Armando Renz
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscircus
    Artland Showtierfarm (Lutz Freiwald)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 1 present (0,1)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusBadbergenOsnabrückLower SaxonyNorthern Germany
    Berlin Circus Union
    Kept totally 17 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births14 relocated3 deathscircusBerlin
    (map)
    Carl Hagenbeck Circus
    Kept totally 13 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births13 relocated0 deathscircusHamburg
    Carl Hagenbecks Ceylonkarawane
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Adolf Althoff
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Aeros
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Albert Schumann
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusFrankfurt am MainHessen
    Circus Alberti (Stefan Frank)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Alfons Quaiser
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Apollo
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated1 deathscircusBeckum
    Circus Aramant
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusBerlin
    Circus Arena (Alois Köllner)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathscircusRonnenberg
    Circus Atlas (Circus Frankello)
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated2 deathscircusAufhausen
    Circus Baldini (Zirkus Baldini )
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathscircus
    Circus Barelli
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated3 deathscircusNeustadt an der Orla
    (map)
    Circus Barum
    Kept totally 12 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated8 deathscircusEinbeck
    (map)
    Circus Belli (Harry Belli)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated3 deathscircus
    Circus Berolina (Linneman)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Berolina (Spindler)
    Kept totally 11 elephants
    , 3 present (0,3)0 births6 relocated2 deathscircusSchönefeld
    (map)
    Circus Blumenfeld
    Kept totally 7 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated4 deathscircusMagdeburg
    (map)
    Circus Brumbach
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircusIngolstadt
    Circus Busch (Paul Busch)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Busch-Nürnberg (Jakob Busch)
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated4 deathscircusNuremberg
    Circus Busch-Roland (Circus Busch)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusBerlin
    Circus Carl Althoff
    Kept totally 35 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births24 relocated11 deathscircus
    Circus Carl Busch
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusDürrwangenBavaria
    Circus Carl Busch
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathscircusDürrwangen-Haslach
    Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
    Kept totally 19 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)2 births14 relocated5 deathscircusHamburg
    Circus Charivari
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Corty Althoff
    Kept totally 16 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births9 relocated5 deathscircusPirmasens
    (map)
    Circus Corty-Althoff
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated4 deathscircus
    Circus Crocofant
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircusMünchen
    Circus Dominik Althoff
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusFreialdenhovenNordrhein-Westfalen
    Circus Fischer (Circus Starligth)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusEnkenbach-Alsenborn
    Circus Fliegenpilz
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathscircusHaldensleben
    Circus Franz Althoff
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathscircusMaintal-DörnigheimHesse
    Circus Giovanni Althoff
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births11 relocated4 deathscircusOsnabrück
    (map)
    Circus Harlekin (Karl-Heinz Köllner)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusGoeritz
    Circus Henry (Georg Frank)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Henry (Heinrich Koschke)
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated0 deathscircusStuttgart
    Circus Heppenheimer (Zirkus Heppenheimer)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Hermann Althoff (Helene Althoff)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Holiday (Ronald Spindler)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated0 deathscircus
    Circus Julian (Schuberth)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusFürstenfeldbruckBavaria
    Circus Kendler
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births2 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Kossmayer (Willy and Hans Kossmayer)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathscircusStrehlen
    Circus Krone
    Kept totally 48 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births17 relocated31 deathscircusMunichBavaria
    Circus Luna (Francordia, Stefan Frank)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusHammelburg
    Circus Mustang
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated3 deathscircus
    Circus Probst
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusStaßfurt
    Circus Quaiser
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusWrist
    Circus Renz (Zirkus Renz, Circus Olympic)
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircusBerlin
    Circus Renz International (Franz Renz)
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 2 present (0,2)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircus
    (map)
    Landkreis Grafschaft BentheimNiedersachsenNordwestdeutschland
    Circus Renz-Berlin (Bernhard Renz)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated2 deathscircusBerlin
    Circus Samel
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusBerlin
    Circus Sarrasani
    Kept totally 23 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births15 relocated8 deathscircusDresden
    Circus Schollini (Afrikas Big Circus, Don Carlos, Circus Montecarlo)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated1 deathscircus
    Circus Universal Renz (Alois and Daniel Renz)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated3 deathscircusFriedbergHessen
    Circus Voyage (Alois Spindler)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 4 present (0,4)0 births1 relocated1 deathscircus58093
    Circus Wilhelm Hagenbeck (Circus Willy Hagenbeck)
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathscircusLennestadt
    (map)
    OlpeNorth Rhine-Westphalia
    Circus Williams
    Kept totally 15 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births15 relocated0 deathscircusCologne
    Circus Williams-Althoff
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births6 relocated0 deathscircusCologne
    Dressurschule Wagner
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births5 relocated0 deathscircus
    Ernst Huber
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircusWalhausen
    (map)
    Landkreis Cochem-ZellVerbandsgemeinde Zell (Mosel)Rheinland-Pfalz
    Garnier
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated2 deathscircusBerlin
    Johannes A. Petersen (elephant trainer)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)1 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Josef Holzmüller
    Kept totally 5 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated1 deathscircusSpeyer
    Julius Köllner
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated0 deathscircus
    Land der Reptilien (Rene Renz)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusFriedbergHessen
    Lars Hölscher
    Kept totally 3 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births1 relocated2 deathscircus
    Menagerie Gottlieb Kreutzberg
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births0 relocated1 deathscircusReichenbach
    (map)
    Landkreis GörlitzSachseneastern Germany
    Oskar Fischer (Oskars Elefanten-revue)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births4 relocated0 deathscircus
    Rudi Enders
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births2 relocated0 deathscircus
    Zirkus May (Jonny May-Frank)
    Kept totally 4 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0)0 births3 relocated1 deathscircusHannover
    (map)



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