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Circus Pinder-Jean Richard in France

Circus Pinder-Jean Richard
Local name Cirque Pinder-Jean Richard

Last elephant left2018
Address 27 Rue de Coulanges
Zip-code 94370
Place Sucy en Brie
Country France
Website Website


Key People: Dicky Chipperfield (animal trainer)
1971: Joan Kruse (animal trainer)


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Circus Pinder-Jean Richard, located at 27 Rue de Coulanges, in Sucy en Brie, France , was founded in 1971. The last elephant left in 2018.

Comments / pictures1971: Cirque Pinder-Charles Spiessert was forced into bankruptcy. Bought by Jean Richard, who merged his Cirque Jean Richard and reopened as Cirque Pinder-Jean Richard.
1972/1973: Jean Richard bought 4 baby elephants from Tropicanim: Safari and Hakina were 3 years, and Bandoola and Kamalachi were 2 years.
1973 (winter) Toni Hoggenegger changed Kamalachis name to Dehli.
1973-1983: Diamond and Sabu were sold to Frejus Zoo. For some time Lucain Gruss worked an Asian elephant bull called Hannibal.
1983-06-17: Circus Pinder Jean Richard, as well as the trade name Jean Richard was sold to Gilbert Edelstein.
2001: Jean Richard died December 12, 2001 at the age of 80 years.
2012: Gilbert Edelstein founded Pinderland
2018: Circus Pinder stopped touring with the circus

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Circus Pinder-Jean Richard, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=319. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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