Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis) in Denmark


Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis)
Sonny Benneweis and his wife Nelly Jane, married 1977. <!--two years before he died in cancer.-->
Sonny Benneweis and his wife Nelly Jane, married 1977.

Typecircus
OwnerGottfried Binneweitz (1865-1933)
Ferdinand Binneweitz (1888-1945)
?-1993: Eli Benneweis (adopted)
1993-2015: Diana Benneweis (born in 1947), biological daughter of Manfred Benneweis (1929-1987).
Founded1887
Last elephant left1994
Closed down2015
PlaceDronningmoelle
CountryDenmark
Websitehttp://www.benneweis.dk/

DirectorsGottfried Binneweitz (1865-1933)
Ferdinand Binneweitz (1888-1945)
?-1993: Eli Benneweis (adopted)
1993-2015: Diana Benneweis

Head keepers
of elephants
Sonny Benneweis (1933-1979)
Kim Benneweis (born 1956)
Relevant literature
Description

Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis), in Dronningmoelle, Denmark, was founded in 1887. The last elephant left in 1994. Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis) closed down in 2015 in Dronningmoelle, .


Comments / pictures

1887: The circus was founded by Gottfried Binneweitz (1865-1933), son of August Wilhelm Binneweitz (1839-1887) from Germany.

1968: Citta, Mona, Vally, Birma, Tonny and Tagho, who performed on tour 1968.

1968: 2 elephants Thai and Siam, bought from Ingemar Forss, probably with origin from Thailand.

1969: four of the older were left

1970: 5 elephants bought from Ingemar Forss, probably with origin from India: Ceylon, Djaipur, Fredrik, India, and a small with unknown name, which died after short time.

1971: Three of the older elephants were left

1979: only two of the older elephants left

1994: none of the older elephants present anymore.

1995: All elephants sold.


References for records about Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Circus Benneweis (Cirkus Benneweis), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=595. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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