Elephants at dealer locations in Germany

12 dealer locations has kept elephants in Germany
There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in dealer locations in Germany (in this database)

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

12 dealer locations has kept 26 elephants in Germany

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

Elephants in dealer locations0 (0,0) living26 (2,10) dead
Sex ratio and
Management:
 Male  0 / 0  0%
 Female  0 / 0  0%
 Free contact  0 / 0  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 0  0%
 No contact  0 / 0  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 0  0%
 wild  0 / 0  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
    C. Hagenbecks Handlungs-Menagerie
    Kept totally 8 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births8 relocated0 deathsdealerHamburg
    (map)
    Firma Carl Hagenbeck
    Kept totally 132 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 1 births118 relocated14 deathsdealerHamburg
    (map)
    Firma Ruhe
    Kept totally 160 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births148 relocated12 deathsdealerAlfeld
    (map)
    George Munro
    Kept totally 27 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births27 relocated0 deathsdealerBremen
    Hans Schomburgk
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerBerlin
    Johann Schmidt
    Kept totally 2 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births2 relocated0 deathsdealerBavaria
    Josef Menges
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsdealer
    Julius Mohr
    Kept totally 0 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births0 relocated0 deathsdealerUlm
    Otto Fockelmann
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerHamburg
    Raak (Zoo Neuwied)
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births1 relocated0 deathsdealerNeuwied
    Walter Sensen Zoo-Agentur
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births6 relocated0 deathsdealerHohenstadt
    Werner Bode (Tierpark Gronau)
    Kept totally 6 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 0 births6 relocated0 deathsdealerGronau



    This document was updated: 2020-10-03 19:06:03



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