Herta Fossett

From the list of elephant persons Family: Pohorsky

Herta Fossett
Profession circus director
Personal details

Spouse(s) 1953 Teddy Fossett

Country Ireland

Title owner 1953-2024
Location at Fossett Brothers Circus (Powell & Clarke) in Ireland

Biography details

Herta Pohorsky , circus director in Ireland

dead 2024 .

Affiliation with 3 elephants

1: Blackie () 2: Jimmy () 3: Monica ()

1952: Teddy Fossett and Herta married in 1953, their children were Edward Fosset Jr., Robert Fosset, Marion Fosset, Angela Fosset, and Mona Fosset.
1956: Elephants Jimmy, Blackie and Monica (two males and a female)were sold to Fossett's Circus in Ireland. Teddy Fossett presented them and later his wife Herta Fossett or her father Otto Lordini.
1958: Herta presented Jimmy, Blackie and Monica on Circus Samerei Busch in Germany. They were later sold to Russia. Jimmy and Blackie, and one female elephant called Monica was sold to Russia. They included Banda and Shandra, who was also a female.
2024: Herta Fossett, born Herta Pohorsky in Lucan, Co. Dublin, died March 3rd, 2024 at home.


Total: 5 children

  1. Born: . Edward Fossett Jr.
  2. Born: . Robert Fossett
  3. Born: . Mona Fossett
  4. Born: . Marion Fossett
  5. Born: . Angela Fossett

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Herta Pohorsky in Ireland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=3009. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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