Buby (Bubi)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Circus Kludsky in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Buby (Bubi)  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1930
Death reason: disease: illness
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Kludsky, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1920-00-00Circus Kludsky
from Firma Ruhe

1920-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Munich Zoo

Record history
History of updates2023-06-21

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Buby (Bubi) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1930 at Circus Kludsky, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as illness.


Buby (Bubi) was born wild .

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Contradictory records:

According to Rudolf Kludsky, he fetched Buby and other animals i Munich in autumn 1920, while other surces state he arrived at Kludsky in 1922.

Came to Circus Kludsky from Munich Zoo with the elephantkeeper Eberlein.

A young man Miloš Krinert stopped him when he ran away in panic and so he was hired as a elephant keeper.

Killed a circus worker in Temesvar, Romenia, during tour with Circus Kludsky.

Contradictory records:

According to a worker of National museum in Prague, where Bubis dermoplatique is stored, he died 1930 when the circus was in Spisska Nova Ves in Slovakia.
Other sources stat he died in 1933.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Buby (Bubi), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Circus Kludsky in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3645. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Könige der Manege by Rudolf Kludsky (in german)
  • "Život v manéži" by Karel Kludský, Václav Cibula, (through Jana Havlová)
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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