Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Nauke  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* <1906 wild
Birth place: in Sumatra unspecified location
Capture: ? Sumatra
Dead: 1916
Death location: in Warsaw
Death reason: malnutrition:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen, in Germany

Date of arrival

1916-03-00Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Sumatra unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2024-03-10

Latest document update2021-07-31 13:03:42
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† Nauke is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1916 at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen, in Germany, .


Nauke was born wild <1906 at Sumatra unspecified location, captured ? , captured at Sumatra.

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The animals reached Malmo at the end of March, where in the meantime Strassburger's wagons had been painted orange and blue and with our name. Now the seventy-six horses which we had taken over, the three elephants and a number of zebras, camels and donkeys had the opportunity of welcoming new colleagues arriving from Stellingen.

I now took on the elephant group, trained by an old keeper of ours to a new number performed together with the Strassburger elephants. I had only time for five rehearsals with them in our Swedish winter quarters. One of the Group was a large Sumatran bull elephant with Tusks about three Feet long, and his idea was at the outset to make sure that his new owner respected him, to which end he made a persistent attack on me. Luckily I was pretty good at handling the fourteen-foot-long elephant Whip and getting round him, cracking it, which of course all went to enhance the dramatic effect.

Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Once there, we played two months long in the Polish capital. There was
ample horseflesh for the carnivores, but not sufficient raw greenstuff
for our herbage eaters, so that we lost two elephants, one of these
being Nauke, a bull with magnificent Tusks. This was a hard loss for us;
for now, during the war, it was of course out of the question to get
substitutes from India.

Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nauke, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck


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