Böse Rosa an Asian elephant at Circus Sarrasani

 ☨ ♀ Böse Rosa  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age

People killed:1: Killed the experienced and famous elephant trainer Wilhelm Philadelphia, Berlin, 1921-04-28
Born:* wild
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Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Circus Sarrasani, in Germany

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Circus Sarrasani

Document updated2018-05-15: date for killing Philadelphia
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† Böse Rosa is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Circus Sarrasani, in Germany, of from unknown reasons in . (see detailed list).


Böse Rosa was born wild .

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Very aggressive, except for Sarrasani and one of the keepers.

1921-04-28: (Berlin) Killed the experienced and famous elephant trainer Wilhelm Philadelphia.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Böse Rosa, an Asian elephant at Circus Sarrasani in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3642. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 59, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf


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