Safari at Dresden Zoo

† Safari
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Dead date: 1976-02-12
Death reason: age:
Location:Dresden Zoo
ArrivedDresden Zoo 1956-05-31
from Zoo Circus (Trolle Rhodin)
Zoo Circus (Trolle Rhodin) 1947-00-00
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:1926 wild
Document updated2010-11-21: birth year
2012-04-20: text

King Haakon shook my hand.
During the performance he laughed heartily at the antics of our clown
and clapped his friendly approval. Our animals too did their best, as
if they knew they were going to delight a king with their art an
occasion which today has become more rare in the world. Nevertheless that clumsy lout our African elephant Safari would insist on
squirting a trunkful of sand at the Royal Box. That certainly did not
please, though it was soon forgotten, for the team of ten of which he
was one caused real delight.

Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Sources, among others

  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
  • Jonas Livet, France
  • Birth year: Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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