Ruppert Bemmerl

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Ruppert Bemmerl
Ruppert  Bemmerl
Rupert Bemmerl at the Blackpool Tower Circus in 1960 with Knie’s Siamese Elephant Ballet, two elephants carrying a showgirl by neck and ankles by their trunks,
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Personal details
Country Switzerland

Title assistant director 1983
Location at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

Title elephant trainer 1955-1983
Location at Circus Knie in Switzerland

Title elephant trainer
Location at Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus) in United Kingdom

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Biography details

Ruppert Bemmerl , circus elephant trainer in Switzerland

Born 1931 in Germany dead 2013-02-13 in Switzerland .

Ruppert Bemmerl was one of the leading elephant trainers in European circuses of the postwar period and an expert on the animals. In the seventies Bemmerl presented three elephant bulls in the ring, the african Tembo and the two asians Mohti and Siam.

He also presented a tiger act from Knie on Circus Busch-Roland 1979, and from 1983 responsible for the Rappersville Kinderzoo.

Ruppert  BemmerlBemmerl with tigers on Circus Busch-Roland, 1979.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer Ruppert Bemmerl in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories elephant trainer | circus | Circus Knie | Bemmerl family | Born 1931 | Dead 2013 | People from Switzerland

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