Josef "Seppi" Hack , circus elephant trainer in Germany
Born 1904 in Germany
dead 1991-03-25 in Germany
Hack started his career with elephants as bullhand at Circus Hagenbeck, continued to Firma Ruhe where he 1934 fetched 16 elephants Ruhe bought from Cirkus Kludsky after their bankrupsy. He delivered the elephants, four bulls (Piccolo, Borneo, Charly, +1) and 12 cows, to the byer Circus Amar in France 1934-02-22, where he remained some years and showed them in the ring.
Thanks to Mr Adrian who gave me informations from Gustave Soury who always took notes of the animals in the circus and zoo he attended, I have got the complete list of the Herd
bought by Amar. The bulls were: Charley, Piccolo, Bosco and Borneo. The cows: Sumatra, Baby, Poutchy, Burma I et II ,
Ceylon, Java, Vebus, Diana, Bombay, Mouly and X?