Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Bosco  dead elephant
Bosco and Erwin Bauer
Bosco and Erwin Bauer



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1953
Death reason: euthanised: shot in Augsburg
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina), in Germany

Date of arrival

Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina)
from Circus Amar

1934-02-22Circus Amar
from Firma Ruhe

1934-02-22Firma Ruhe
from Circus Kludsky

Record history
History of updates2010-05-19: pev. location
2021-11-13: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-11-13 23:16:23
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† Bosco is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1953 at Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina), in Germany, . Official death reason described as shot in Augsburg.


Bosco was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

1938: Bosco was in the film Fahrendes Volk by Jacques Feyder.
1953: Attacked the elephant trainer Erwin Bauer on tour in Augsburg.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bosco, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Christian Hamel, France
  • Page 98,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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