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Josef Gärtner elephants in Yugoslavia
Chiara and Josef Gärtner under Jumani. Right the african bull Duglas. Circus Scott, Sweden, 1979. Photo © Joy Gärtner
Last elephant left 1996
Closed down 1996
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Josef Gärtner elephants,
. The last elephant left in 1996 Josef Gärtner elephants died in 1996. Comments / picturesJosef Gärtner was son to Friedrich Gärtner.
Toured in sweden and Finland during the 80´s with Circus Scott and Circus Finlandia,
and in Norway with Circus Arnardo
during the 90´s.
Photo © Joy Gärtner
Married to Chiara Chiara Medini-Gärtner, who was killed by one of the elephants in 1982. In his second marriage Josef became father to Silvia Gärtner, Claudio Gärtner, Joy Gärtner, Christian Gärtner, Alex Gärtner and Sonny Gärtner.
Blackpool Tower Circus, 1983
Josef Gärtner was killed by one of the elephants 1996 in Carpentras, France. Photo © Joy Gärtner
References for records about Josef Gärtner
Recommended CitationKoehl, Dan (2023). Josef Gärtner, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=232. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is among others:
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