Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Knie in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sandry  dead elephant
Alternative name: Sandri



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 1987 years old (approximate age)
Born:* ~1934 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1938? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Dead: 1987-07-10
Death reason: age: weak, age related problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Knie, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1938-08-10Circus Knie
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1938-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2018-08-03: possible duplicate with 763?
2020-05-09: records updated, died at Knie, not duplicate with 763
2021-09-18: Importer Firma Hagenbeck

Latest document update2021-09-18 17:29:42
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† Sandry is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1987-07-10 at Circus Knie, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as weak, age related problems.


Sandry was born wild ~1934. and imported 1938? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck

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Born ca. 1934, ca. 1938 Tierhandel Hagenbeck, 10.08.1938 to Circus Schweizer National-Circus Knie and dies there at 10.07.1987, old suffered

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sandry, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 130,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • 100 Jahre Knie Elefanten, by Franco Knie and Kurt Müller.

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Categories1987 deaths | ~193 births | 1938 imports | Elephants from Circus Knie | Switzerland | Asian elephants

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