Carl Hagenbeck Circus in Germany


Carl Hagenbeck Circus
On the poster is to read: 12 Indian elephants
On the poster is to read: 12 Indian elephants

Local name Carl Hagenbecks Internationaler Circus und Singhalesen-Karawane
Typecircus

Owner 1887-1889: Carl Hagenbeck Jr.
Carl Hagenbeck
Founded1887
Closed down1889
Place Hamburg
Country Germany

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1887-1889: Ephriam Thompson
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers
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Description

Carl Hagenbeck Circus, in Hamburg, Germany , was founded in 1887. Carl Hagenbeck Circus closed down in 1889 in Hamburg, .


Comments / pictures1887: The circus was founded by Carl Hagenbeck. Ephriam Thompson elephants act was brought to Europe in 1887 by Carl Hagenbeck for his very first circus in Hamburg.

1888: During a fire on the circus in Munich, the elephants panicked and rushed into the public. The visitors got excited and attacked back with stomes and logs, Carl Hagenbeck was hurt between two elephants, and the visitors became chocked. One of the elephants even run inside the Hofbräuhaus.

1889: The circus was sold to Barnum & Baileys Circus in USA.

References for records about Carl Hagenbeck Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Carl Hagenbeck Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1486. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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