Otto Sailer-Jackson

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Otto Sailer-Jackson
Otto  Sailer
Photo: Marga Roeßler, Lichtbildnerin, Karl-Marx-Stadt
Personal details
Country Germany

Work locations
Title director 1934-1945
Location at Dresden Zoo in Germany

Title animal trainer
Location at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany

Title animal trainer
Location at Circus Knie in Switzerland

Title animal trainer
Location at Circus Sarrasani in Germany

Title animal trainer
Location at Circus Krone in Germany

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Biography details

Otto Sailer , wildlife animal trainer in Germany

Born 1884-06-06 in Germany dead 1971 in Germany .

Otto Sailer-Jackson

Animal trainer Otto Sailer-Jackson was in charge of the Dresden zoo during World War II. Sailer-Jackson was under orders that if human life was endangered, all carnivores must be shot. Before he had to face that horrible decision, however, a wave of bombing set the zoo ablaze. He watched in horror as his beloved zoo was bombed and said: "

"The elephants gave spine-chilling screams. Their house was still standing but an explosive bomb of terrific force had landed behind it, lifted the dome of the house, turned it round, and put it back on again. The baby cow elephant was lying in the narrow barrier-moat on her back, her legs up to the sky. She had suffered severe stomach injuries and could not move," he later stated. Three hippopotamuses were drowned when iron debris pinned them to the bottom of their water basin. In the ape house, he found a gibbon that, when it reached out to the trainer, had no hands, only stumps.
Nearly forty rhesus monkeys escaped to the trees but were dead by the next day from drinking water polluted by the incendiary chemicals. For those animals that made it to the next day, the assault was far from over. A U.S. aircraft pilot came in low, firing at anything he could see was still alive. "In this way," Sailer-Jackson explained, "our last giraffe met her death. Many stags and others animals which we had managed to save became victims of this hero."

Otto Sailer-Jackson

Otto Sailer-JacksonThe Sailers house in Milkau.



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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). animal trainer Otto Sailer in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1032. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories animal trainer | wildlife | Dresden Zoo | Sailer family | Born 1884 | Dead 1971 | People from Germany

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