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 nameCarl Hagenbecks Internationaler Circus und Singhalesen-Karawane
OwnerCarl Hagenbeck
Closed down1889
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Carl Hagenbeck Circus, in Hamburg, Germany, was founded in 1887. Carl Hagenbeck Circus closed down in 1889 in Hamburg, .

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1887: The circus was founded by Carl Hagenbeck. Ephrahim Thompson's 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 vistors 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.

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Koehl, Dan (2021). Carl Hagenbeck Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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