Circus Carl Althoff in Germany


Circus Carl Althoff
Typecircus
OwnerCarl Althoff (1912-1994)
Founded1938
Last elephant left1981
Closed down1981
CountryGermany

DirectorsCarl Althoff (1912-1994)
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Circus Carl Althoff is located in , Germany


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August Berno Carl Althoff (1912-1994) took over his fathers circus and developed it into the worlds third largest circus.

He had two sons, Giovanni Althoff und Corty Althoff and one daughter, Patricia-Dorota Althoff.

1950: The circus show three Asian elephants, Birma, Cautni (later at Circus Corty Althoff) and Rangun, which arrived in 1950, or shortly before.

1960: Rangun died.

1961: 8 elephants were bought; 1. Artaida, 2. Carla, 3. Eutina, 4. Mama Dou, 5. India, 6. Patra, 7. Wanna-Manna and 8. Yoga.

1962: 4 African bull elephants added, bought from Firma Ruhe in Alfeld; 1. bull with unknown name, 2. Sudan, Douglas, and a fourth, bull with unknown name. All four are supposed to have died before end of 1965.

1964: Another 4 African bull elephants added, Timon, Daga, Dago, and Togo (later named Douglas, the bull who killed Chiara Gärtner at Circus Josef Gärtner).

1965-12-15: Loti (Lottie), arrived from Hannover Zoo (captive born 1964-09-24 in Hannover Zoo). 1974 to Circus Corty Althoff, no records after 1980.

1966: 3 elephants added; Belinda, Vicky, Pira (all 3 1976 to Giovanni Althoff).

1970-1973 arrival of another three elephants; Rani (from Hagenbecks Tierpark, later destiny unknown, assumed dead at Althoff), Babati and Sumatra (both latter 1974 to Circus Corty Althoff).


References for records about Circus Carl Althoff

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Circus Carl Althoff, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=587. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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