Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Scala in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hella  dead elephant
Hella on Helsingborg veterinary hospital
Hella on Helsingborg veterinary hospital
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 6 years old
Born:* 1967 unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1973
Death location: Helsingborg veterinary hospital Helsingborg veterinary hospital
Death reason: disease:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Scala, in Sweden

Date of arrival

1973-00-00Circus Scala
from Johannes Künzler

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2021-09-26: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-09-26 15:56:18
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† Hella is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1973 at Circus Scala, in Sweden, .


Hella was born unknown 1967 at Asia unspecified location.

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Hella was bought in summer 1973 from Switzerland, probably from animal trader Johannes Künzler, and named after Mrs. Helli Johansson, administrator at Cirkus Scala.

1973: När SDS var på besök passade elefanten Hella på att tappa en mjölktand I tanden kan man se hur gammal hon är på årsringarna,
och hon är precis fem år som dom sa i Schweiz när jag köpte henne, säger cirkusdirektör Harry Johansson. nöjt.

After participating on Swedish television, she became sick, and died during treatment at Helsingborg veterinary hospital.
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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Hella, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Scala in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6698. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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